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1932 



YEAR BOOK 



OF THE 



MASSACHUSETTS 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 




WITH THE 

ANNUAL REPORTS 
FOR 1931 



Foreword 



The Committee on Lectures and Publications has 
the honor to present herewith the ninth number of 
the Society's Year Book, with which is combined the 
annual reports for the year 1931. 

Howard Coonley, Chairman. 

Boston, Mass. 
May 10, 1932. 



Table of Contents 

Foreword . 3 

Officers for 1932 . . . . 9 

Committees for 1932 11 

Medals and Certificates Awarded in 1931 13 

George R. White Medal Award 21 

The Dawson Medal Award 22 

Thomas Roland Medal Award 23 

Award to Miss Preston . 26 

Award to Mrs. Low .27 

Dates of the Exhibitions in 1932 28 

Stone Memorial Garden Prize 29 

The Late Albert C. Bur rage 31 

Awards for Gardens 35 

Illustrations of Gardens to Which Awards Were Made 

in 1931 ; .... 37 

Garden Clubs in Massachusetts 48 

Periodicals Received, 1931 54 

Gifts to the Library . . . . . . 59 

Library Accessions 60 

The Oldest Garden Club 67 

The Annual Meeting, 1932 . . . . . . . . . . . 71 

Address of the President 71 

Report of the Secretary 74 

Report of the Treasurer ........... 78 

Report of the Library Committee 86 

Report of the Committee on Lectures and Publications 87 

Report of the Committee on Exhibitions 91 

Report of the Committee on Prizes 95 

Committee on Products of Children's Gardens . ' . . 96 

The Result of Balloting 97 

Membership in the Massachusetts Horticultural Society . 98 

Necrology '. . 99 

Honorary Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 

Corresponding Members . 100 

New Members in 1931 . . 103 



List of Illustrations 

Edwin S. Webster 8 

Hugh Bancroft 10 

George W. Butterworth 12 

Dr. Frederick V. Coville 20 

J. D. Eisele 24 

William H. Judd 24 

Mrs. Judith Eleanor Motley Low 25 

Miss Isabella Preston .25 

An alley in congested section of Boston .' . 29 

One of the alley gardens awarded a prize from Galen L. 

Stone Fund 30 

The Late Albert Cameron Burrage 32 

Illustrations of Gardens to Which Awards Were Made 

in 1931 37-47 

Breck's exhibit, a feature of Spring Flower- Exhibition, 

Horticultural Hall, 1932 . 68 

Wild garden of W. C. Curtis and Ormond Hamilton, 

awarded President's Cup at Spring Show in 1932 . 70 

The paved garden of Edwin S. Webster of Chestnut Hill, 

feature at 1932 Spring Flower Show . . . . . 77 

The garden of Mrs. Charles G. Weld at the Spring Exhi- 
bition at Horticultural Hall, 1932 90 

Exhibit of Mrs. Homer Gage at the Spring Exhibition in 

Horticultural Hall in 1932 94 




Edwin S. Webster 
President of the Society 



THE BOARD OF GOVERNMENT 
OF THE 

MASSACHUSETTS 
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

FOR THE YEAR 1932 



President 
EDWIN S. WEBSTER 

Vice-Presidents 

Oakes Ames 
Walter Hunnewell 



Trustees 



John S. Ames 
Oakes Ames 
Francis H. Appleton 
Hugh Bancroft 
Albert C. Burrage, Jr. 
George Butterworth 
Miss Marian R. Case 
Joseph E. Chandler 
Howard Coonley 
Mrs. S. V. R. Crosby 
Ernest B. Dane 

Edwin S. 



William C Endicott 
Mrs. Homer Gage 
G. Peabody Gardner, Jr. 
Samuel J. Goddard 
Walter Hunnewell 
Harlan P. Kelsey 
Nathaniel T. Kidder 
James Methven 
Robert G. Stone 
Mrs. Bayard Thayer 
Henry P. Walcott 
Webster 



Treasurer 

John S. Ames 

Secretary 
Edward I. Farrington 




Hugh Banceoft 
of Cohasset, elected a Trustee in 1931 



COMMITTEES APPOINTED MAY 2, 1932 



Executive Committee 

EDWIN S. WEBSTER, Chairman 
OAKES AMES JOHN S. AMES 

WALTER HUNNEWELL MRS. HOMER GAGE 

Finance Committee 

EDWIN S. WEBSTER, Chairman . 
JOHN S. AMES ERNEST B. DANE 

Membership Committee 

WALTER HUNNEWELL, Chairman 
GEORGE PEABODY GARDNER, JR. ROBERT G. STONE 

Committee on Exhibitions 

HARLAN P. KELSEY, Chairman 
SAMUEL J. GODDARD HAROLD S. ROSS 

GEORGE W. BUTTERWORTH ROBERT ROLAND 

Committee on Prizes 

JAMES METHVEN, Chairman 
WALTER HUNNEWELL JOHN S. DOIG 

HARLAN P. KELSEY HAROLD S. ROSS 

Committee on Library 

NATHANIEL T. KIDDER, Chairman 

JOHN S. AMES MRS. BAYARD THAYER 

Committee on Lectures and Publications 

HOWARD COONLEY, Chairman 

ALBERT C. BURRAGE, JR. HUGH BANCROFT 

Committee on Special Medals 

OAKES AMES, Chairman 
WILLIAM C. ENDIOOTT HARLAN P. KELSEY 

MRS. S. V. R. CROSBY SAMUEL J. GODDARD 

Committee on Gardens 

MRS. BAYARD THAYER, Chairman 
WALTER HUNNEWELL MRS. S. V. R. CROSBY 

ROBERT G. STONE MRS. F. B. CROWNINSHIELD 

Committee on Building 

EDWIN S. WEBSTER, Chairman 

JOHN S. AMES JOSEPH E. CHANDLER 

Committee on Children's Gardens Exhibitions 

MISS MARIAN ROBY CASE, Chairman 

DANIEL W. O'BRIEN MRS. LEWIS A. ELLIOTT 




George W. Butterworth 
of Framingham, elected a Trustee in 1931 



Medals and Certificates Awarded 

in 1931 

Albert C. Burrage Gold Vase 

Bobbink & Atkins, for their exhibit at the Spring show 

George Robert White Medal of Honor 

Frederick V. Coville, for eminent service in horticulture 

Jackson Dawson Memorial Medal 

William H. Judd, for skill in propagating hardy woody pla.nts 

Thomas Roland Medal 

J. D. Eisele, for skill in horticulture 

President's Cup 

Dr. Walter G. Kendall, for a display of grapes 
Robert Laurie, for a group of alpines 

Gold or Silver Plate 
Mrs. Galen L. Stone, for a group of Acacias 

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Gold Medal 
Mrs. E. B. Dane, for an exhibit of native Ferns 

The Horticultural Society of New York's Gold Medal 
Harlan P. Kelsey, Inc., for a woodland scene 

American Peony Society's Silver Medal 
Cherry Hill Nurseries, for Peony Walter Faxon 

Gold Medal of the Chestnut Hill Garden Club 
Chestnut Hill Garden Club, for the best color combination 

Large Gold Medals 

John S. Ames, for a group of Kurume Azaleas 

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ames, for their estate at North Easton (H. H 

Hunnewell Fund) 
Bay State Nurseries, for a rock and perennial garden 
Bay State Nurseries, for an outdoor living-room 
Bobbink & Atkins, for a Rose garden 

Bobbink & Atkins, for a collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas 
Breck's, for a bulb garden 
Mrs. Albert C. Burrage, for a Primrose garden 
Albert C. Burrage, for a group of miscellaneous Orchids 
Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a display of Peonies 
R. & J. Farquhar Co., for an informal garden 

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14 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Mrs. E. V. Hartford, for a Lily garden 

Mrs. E. V. Hartford, for trained Chrysanthemums 

Mrs. Clement S. Houghton, for a miniature rock garden (at the 

Chestnut Hill show) 
Harlan P. Kelsey, Inc., for a New England Spring garden 
Littlefield-Wyman Nurseries, for a home garden 
Judith Eleanor Motley Low, founder of Lowthorpe School of Land- 
scape Architecture for Women 
New England Wild Flower Preservation Society, for "The Nature 

Trail" 
F. R. Pierson, for a collection of Ferns 
Mrs. Harold I. Pratt (at exhibition of the Horticultural Society of 

New York) 
Isabella Preston, for her experimental work with Lilies (Wm. N. 

Craig Fund) 
J. J. LaMontagne & Son, for a display of Carnations 
New England Carnation Growers' Association, for an exhibit of 

Carnations 
Harold Patten, for a display of Carnations 
R. W. Pierce, for a collection of vegetables 
R. W. Pierce, for a collection of apples 
Thomas Roland, Inc., for a group of Acacias 
Thomas Roland, Inc., for a group of Orchids 
Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, for a group of flowering plants 
Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, for a collection of greenhouse foliage and 

flowering plants 
Seabrook Nurseries, for a display of Gladioli 
George N. Smith, for a collection of Irises 
Stoughton Nurseries, for a rock garden 
Mrs. Moses Taylor, for a collection of vegetables 
Mrs. M. M. vanBeuren, for a group of Chrysanthemum plants and cut 

flowers 
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of miscellaneous Orchids 
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of stove and greenhouse foliage and 

flowering plants 
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of Orchids 
Myron S. Wheeler, for a collection of fruits 

Exhibition Gold Medals 

Bay State Nurseries, for a display of perennials 
Beatrice Gardens, for a display of Dahlias 
Bobbink & Atkins, for hybrid Azaleas 
Bobbink & Atkins, for a collection of seedling Azaleas 
Breck's, for Chrysanthemum Aladdin (two) 



MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED IN 1931 15 

Mrs. Albert C. Burrage, for a group of Camellias 

Mrs. Albert C. Burrage, for a group of Anthuriums 

Albert C. Burrage, for a group of Odontoglossums 

Butterworth's, for a group of Cypripediums 

Butterworth's, for a group of Cymbidiums 

Butterworth's, for a group of Dendrobiums 

Cherry Hill Nurseries, for evergreen Rhododendrons 

Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a display of Peonies 

Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a group of evergreen coniferous plants, 

hardy in New England. 
William N. Craig, for a collection of perennials 
William N. Craig, for a collection of Lilies 
Joseph F. Cummings, for a collection of vegetables 
Mrs. Maurice J. Curran, for a bulb and Lily border 
Ernest B. Dane, for a group of miscellaneous Orchids 
Ernest B. Dane, for a group of Cypripediums 
Jere A. Downs, for Cymbidium Beatrice 
Jere A. Downs, for a group of Cymbidiums 

W. W. Edgar Co., for a display of Elliott's Calla and blue flowers 
R. & J. Farquhar Co., for a Chrysanthemum garden 
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Goodridge, Milton, for a porch overlooking a 

garden 
Mrs. E. V. Hartford, for a group of Elliott's Calla and blue flowers 
Hoffman, Florist, for a display of Roses 
W. D. Howard, for a display of Carnations 

Silver Medals 

The Aquarium Club of The Teacher's College, for a display of aquatic 

plants 
Mrs. Hugh Bancroft, for Miltonia var. vexillaria 
George P. Barr, for a display of Carnations 
Bauer- Steinkamp Co., for the white Carnation Patricia 
John Bauernfeind, for a collection of grapes 
Bay State Nurseries, for a display of evergreens 
Beatrice Gardens, for a display of Cactus Dahlias 
Beatrice Gardens, for a basket of Dahlias, other than single or Cactus 
Mrs. Walter Beck, for a miniature rock garden 
Seth A. Bordon, for a collection of Cattleya Orchids 
Boston Mycological Club, for a collection of mushrooms 
Breck's, for a herbaceous border garden against a fence 
Breck's, for a flower garden 
Mrs. Harold Brown, for a vase of yellow Roses 
Mrs. Albert C. Burrage, for a collection of Wisterias 
Butterworth's, for a specimen Cymbidium 
Butterworth's, for a group of Orchids 



J() .MASS AC 1 HU SETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Cambridge Plant Club, as the oldest garden club in America 

Cherry Hill Nurseries, for evergreen and rock planting around a 

garden feature 
Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a collection of cut flowers of flowering 

shrubs 
Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a basket of 25 Peony blooms 
Chestnut Hill Garden Club, for a border planting against a wall 
Mrs. Jay Clark, Jr., for an herb garden 
Howard Coonley, for Hydrangeas 

William N. Craig, for a collection of hardy Chrysanthemums 
T. F. Donahue, for a display of Irises * 

T. F. Donahue, for an Iris collection 
Jere A. Downs, for a specimen Orchid 
Stuart Duncan, for a collection of Roses 
Eastern Nurseries, for Heather and other plants 
John C. Haartz, for a collection of succulents, miniature garden and 

house plants 
Mrs. E. V. Hartford, for a collection of hardy herbaceous perennials 
Walter Hunnewell, for a collection of cut Rhododendrons 
Mrs. Ellerton James, for a collection of vegetables 
Alice Kauser, Silvermine Nurseries, for a collection of alpines 
J. J. LaMontagne & Son, for a display of Carnations 
Walter E. Lenk, for improved Gardenias 
Massachusetts State College, for a display of tools and plants 
Massachusetts State College, Dept. of Olericulture, for an exhibit of 

Solanaceae 
Mrs. Jennie Atterbury McGinley, for her garden at Smith's Point 
W. J. McKee, for Iris Sensation 

Melrose Garden Club, for a display of medicinal herbs and seeds 
Mrs. Thomas Nesmith, for a group of Irises 

New England Nurseries, for a group of evergreen coniferous plants 
W. C. Otis, for a basket of 15 Peony blooms 
Parker Brothers, for a collection of apples 
Parker Brothers, for a collection of fruits 
R. W. Pierce, for a collection of vegetables 
Quidnessett Farm, for a collection of vegetables 
E. E. Randall, for a garden 
Charles H. Rice, for a display of Carnations 
Jelle Roos, for a display of Dahlias 
Henry Stewart, for Dendrobiums 
Mrs. Galen Stone, for a Dove Orchid 
Stoughton Nurseries, for hardy European Ferns 
William H. Vanderbilt, for a group of Chrysanthemum plants and 

flowers 
Frances S. Waxman, for a display of flower paintings 



MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED IN 1931 17 

Edwin S. Webster, for a display of Miltonia Orchids 

Edwin S. Webster, for a specimen Begonia 

Weston Nurseries, for a rock garden 

Eric Wetterlow, for a display of Primroses 

White & Johnson, for a display of Carnations 

Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey G. Whitney, for their garden at Woods Hole 

Bronze Medals 

Arnold Arboretum, for cut branches of ornamental trees and shrubs 

in fruit 
Charles T. Beasley, for a display of Pansies 
Clark W. Brown, for a display of Gladioli 
Butterworth's, for Cypripedium Orchids 
Cape Cod Nurseries, for a specimen Boxwood 
J. R. Cass, for a basket of single Dahlias 
T. F. Donahue, for a group of Irises 

James Donald, for a collection of cut flowers of flowering shrubs 
Edgell Road Gardens, for rock garden plants 
Ruth Ely, for a miniature garden 

Milton Garden Club, for a border planting against a wall 
Ben P. P. Moseley, for Azalea vernaeneana 

Norfolk County Agricultural School, for seedling Chrysanthemums 
North Bennet Street Industrial School, for a courtyard garden 
Harry A. Norton, for a collection of Lilacs 

Mrs. Arthur K. Paddock, for a planting around a garden feature 
Mrs.W. B. Parker, for a basket of 25 Peony blooms 
Mrs. W. B. Parker, for a basket of 15 Peony blooms 
Isaac Racz, for a collection of succulents 
Thomas Roland, Inc., for improved Scabiosa caueasica 
Mrs. Gertrude I. Titus, for a basket of climbing Roses 
Weston Nurseries, for a display of perennials 

Bronze Medals, for Children's Gardens, Donated by 

Miss Marian Roby Case, Hillcrest Gardens, 

Weston, Mass. 

Everett G. Abbott, North Reading 
Robert W. Atwood, Jamaica Plain 
Bennett Brothers, Burlington 
Alexander Bergstrom, Waltham 
Robert C. Cameron, Jamaica Plain 
Donald F. Davis, Billerica 
Leonard Deane, West Groton 
Mary De Salvo, Dorchester 
Milton Elliott, Ashby 
Thomas E. Flanagan, Jamaica Plain 
Donald I. Fossey, Wilmington 



18 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Mary Griffin, Brighton 
John Henry, Dedham 
Rita R. Jalbert, Dodgeville 
Mary M. Keane, Jamaica Plain 
Carl Kruse, Roxbury 
Margaret Lally, Marlboro 
Ferdinand Lehr, West Roxbury 
James Mansour, West Roxbury 
Eugene P. McDonough, Jamaica Plain 
Thornton A. Proctor, Jamaica Plain 
Bronislaw Pulnik, Hopkinton 
William Ryder, West Roxbury 
Helen V. Sienkiewicz, Boston 
Charles A. Smith, Dodgeville 
Samuel P. Snow, Jamaica Plain 
Romeo Stanziani, West Roxbury 
Lloyd Stratton, Framingham 
Vincent Thombs, Sherborn 
Richard Woodward, Pepperell 

Garden Certificates 

Mr. Charles D. Armstrong, for his garden at Centreville 

Mr. Archibald Blanchard, for his garden at Nahant 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Proctor, for their garden at Swampscott 

Cultural Certificates 

Henry Eaton, for pyramidal Heliotrope 
Gardner Museum, for Stock "Peach Blossom" 
Walter Hunnewell, for Kolkwitzia amahilis 
Frank Sladen, for Miltonia var. vexillaria 

Vote of Commendation 

Carnation Farr's Pink Spectrum, exhibited by A. C. Farr 

Carnation Frances Williams, exhibited by William Sim 

Leucodendron argenteum, exhibited by Hillcrest Gardens 

Omithogalwm thyrsoides, exhibited by Penn, The. Florist 

Peaches, collection of new, exhibited by Massachusetts State College 

Peony seedling, exhibited by Mrs. Oliver Ames 

Rhododendron Mrs. Horatio H. Lamb, exhibited by Mrs. Horatio H. 

Lamb 
Rhododendron seedlings, exhibited by Mrs. Horatio H. Lamb 

Award of Merit 

Aster hybridus luteus, exhibited by William N. Craig 
Carnation Isabelle, exhibited by William Sim 
Carnation Jane Sutherland, exhibited by C. B. Johnson 



MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED IN 1931 19 

Carnation Julie Claire, exhibited by William Sim 
Carnation Luminosa, exhibited by William Sim 
Carnation My Love, exhibited by William Sim 
Carnation Spectrum Supreme, exhibited by Buxton's Inc. 
Carnation No. 150-1, exhibited by Littlefield-Wyman Nurseries 
Carnation E. H. Wilson (F. Dorner & Son), exhibited by S. J. 

Goddard 
Chrysanthemum Aladdin, exhibited by Breck's 
Iris Polar King, exhibited by T. F. Donahue 
Miltonia Princess Mary Rubra, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster 
Miltonia Reine Elizabeth, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster 
Viola Royal Gem, exhibited by Walter Golby 

Vote of Thanks 

Boston Mycological Club, for a display of edible and poisonous fungi 

Boston Mycological Club, for Lentinus lepidus 

J. F. Cummings, for a plate of asparagus 

Mrs. Joseph F. Cummings, for Syringa japonica 

Mrs. Maurice J. Curran, for a specimen Genista 

William F. Dusseault, for a vase of Rose La Reve and a vase of Rose 

Coralie 
Walter Golby, for Statice imbrieata 
Benjamin Wilder Guppy, for Peony Eewee 
F. W. Holbrow, for a vase of Bouvardda humboldti 
Isabelle A. Johnston, for three vases of garden flowers 
Mrs. Robert E. Keene, for a vase of Hollyhocks 
Mrs. Robert E. Keene, for a vase of Nasturtiums 
Mrs. Robert E. Keene, for a display of Phlox 
Mrs. Robert E. Keene, for a vase of Oriental Poppies 
Mrs. Robert E. Keene, for American Beauty and Blush Roses 
Mrs. Robert E. Keene, for a vase of Live Forever Roses 
Massachusetts State College, East Wareham Station, for blueberries 
Milton Nurseries, for a seedling Gladiolus 
Nicol, The Florist, for a group of Cinerarias 
Allison P. Smith, for an exhibit of Strawflowers 
Mrs. Moses Taylor, for a plate of asparagus 
Rev. Dr. L. L. Uhl, for an oyster mushroom 

First Class Certificates 

Brassolaeliocattleya "Mrs. P. S. DuPont," exhibited by Edwin S. 

Webster 
Cattleya Susan Alba, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster 
Cypripedium "Doris Stanton," exhibited by Albert C. Burrage 
Cypripedium "Mrs. Couburn," exhibited by Albert C. Burrage 
Dove Orchid, Peristeria elata, exhibited by Mrs. Galen L. Stone 
Seedling Rose No. 27,287, exhibited by Montgomery Rose Co. 




Dr: Frederick V. Coville 

of Washington, D. C, awarded the George Robert White 

Medal of Honor 



George R. White Medal Award 

Dr. Frederick V. Coville of the Department of Agriculture 
in Washington, awarded the George Robert White Medal of 
Honor, has had a long and busy life. As long ago as 1899 he 
went to Alaska with the Harriman expedition and identified 
more than 1,000 plants. Since then he has done much valuable 
work in many parts of the country, as far removed as Arizona 
and New Jersey. Probably his most striking accomplishment 
has been his successful taming of the wild blueberries which 
have grown for years on the pine barrens in New Jersey. By 
selection and cross breeding he has greatly improved the size 
and yield' of these blueberries, and has proved that they can 
be successfully cultivated in gardens. Dr. Coville found that 
a minute fungus, invisible except with a compound microscope, 
attaches itself to the roots of a healthy blueberry plant. This 
fungus thrives in an acid soil, which is an important point to 
be remembered. Working along this line Dr. Coville added 
much to the knowledge necessary for the successful cultivation 
of Rhododendrons, Mountain Laurel, Trailing Arbutus and 
various other plants wliich will not thrive in an alkaline soil. 

While experimenting with the blueberry, Dr. Coville demon- 
strated the effect of cold in stimulating the growth of plants. 
He allowed part of a blueberry bush to grow inside of a green- 
house and part outside. He deduced from this experiment that 
blueberries must have freezing temperatures, and later found 
that the same fact applied to cranberries and various other 
plants. 

Many of his experiments involving years of research form 
dramatic chapters in the history of botany, but his work has 
gone even farther afield, for in the West he developed a 
method of grazing control in the national forests which has 
permitted their economic utilization, yielding at the same 
time as high as $2,000,000 a year to the government for 
grazing permits. 

Dr. Coville has written scores of scientific papers dating 
back to the time 40 years ago when he made his first botanical 
survey of Death Valley. He is a co-author of "Standardized 
Plant Names" and acting director of. the national arboretum 
in Washington, for which the government has cleared 190 
acres at Mt. Hamilton. 

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The Dawson Medal Award 

William Henry Judd, who succeeded Jackson Dawson as 
propagator at the Arnold Arboretum in 1916, was awarded 
the Jackson Dawson Memorial Medal by vote of the trustees 
for 1931. Mr. Judd was born on July 14, 1888, at Preston 
Brook in the county of Cheshire, England, on an estate of 
which his father was superintendent. Gardening had been the 
family profession for several generations. After gaining his 
education in the public schools of England, Mr. Judd started 
his training as gardener in 1903 at Steventon Manor, county 
of Hampshire. During the next seven years he had a varied 
experience, first being employed on an estate in Surrey where 
he worked in the vegetable garden and later spending three 
years at Wigmore Park, Surrey. 

With this background, Mr. Judd was well qualified to enter 
Kew Gardens, which he did in 1910. His training there was 
finished in 1913, and from Kew he came directly to the Arnold 
Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Mass., to take the position of 
assistant to Jackson Dawson, then chief propagator. 

It was during the following years that Ernest H. Wilson, 
the late keeper of the Arnold Arboretum, made his collecting 
trips to Korea and Formosa. Mr. Judd was left to shoulder 
the responsibility of raising and distributing all of Wilson's 
collections from these two trips. It was through his skillful 
work that the Taiwania and Spiraea trichocarpa, the latter a 
popular shrub in northern gardens today, were first raised 
and distributed. In hybridization, Mr. Judd has also made 
valuable contributions to the horticultural world, particularly 
in his hybrids of the Kurume Azaleas crossed with Rhododen- 
dron scabrum and B. maxwelli. These hybrids are rapidly 
becoming better known to florists. 

Mr. Judd has been active for many years in various horti- 
cultural organizations. He was president of the Gardeners' 
and Florists' Club of Boston during 1920 and 1921. At present 
he holds the positions of secretary of the Association of Kew 
Gardeners in America, chairman of the plant and flower judges 
of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, of which organiza- 
tion he is also a life member, and he holds membership in the 
Horticultural Club of Boston and the New England Botanical 
Club. 

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Thomas Roland Medal Award 

Mr. J. D. Eisele, who was awarded the Thomas Roland Medal 
in 1931, has long been in the front rank of commercial horti- 
culturists in America. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 
1859 and at the early age of 14 was apprenticed to a Phila- 
delphia grower of flowering and decorative plants. He served 
three years and then in 1876 became connected with Henry A. 
Dreer in the nurseries at Riverton, N. J. 

Mr. Eisele's connection with the house of Dreer has remained 
unbroken ever since that date, making a record not easily 
duplicated. In the course of time he became vice-president of 
the corporation and manager of the nurseries. When Mr. 
Dreer died, he became president and has continued in that 
capacity ever since. 

Mr. Eisele has been especially interested in the introduction 
of new plants since the early days of his apprenticeship. This 
interest has caused him to make annual trips to the horti- 
cultural centers of Great Britain and the continent for many 
years. Not a few of the plants now to be found in gardens 
throughout the country were first introduced as results of 
Mr. Eisele's knowledge of plant material and his ability to 
predict the future of new Varieties. He made connections 
abroad with the growers and collectors of many new and rare 
subjects, which have gradually been brought into cultivation 
in this country. Also, a number of important novelties have 
been grown and developed under his personal supervision. 
Few men have done more to enrich the gardens of America. 

In addition, Mr. Eisele has observed the best traditions of 
his craft, and by wise direction and intelligent leadership has 
done much to promote the advancement of horticulture in the 
United States. He was a personal friend of Mr. Roland's, in 
whose honor this medal was first struck, and the committee 
could think of no man in this country upon whom this award 
could be more fittingly bestowed. 



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J. D. ElSELE 

of Philadelphia, 

awarded the 

Thomas Roland Medal 



William H. Judd 

awarded the 
Jackson Dawson 
Memorial Medal 




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lltef* 




Mrs. Judith Eleanor 

Motley Low 

of Brookline, Mass., 

awarded 

a Gold Medal 



Miss Isabella Preston 

of Ottawa, Canada, 

awarded 

a Gold Medal 




Award to Miss Preston 

Miss Isabella Preston of the Experimental Farm, Ottawa, 
Canada, awarded the Society's large gold medal from the 
William N. Craig fund in 1931, has occupied the position of 
specialist in ornamental gardening in the horticultural divi- 
sion at Ottawa for nine years and has done much valuable 
work in originating new plants. Her breeding of new varieties 
of Lilies has attracted wide attention. Before going to Ottawa, 
she had originated the George C. Creelman Lily, and another 
of her hybrids, raised at Ottawa, has been named Lilium dav- 
mottiae (L. davidi x L. willmottiae). This Lily has created 
very favorable comment, and in England has received an award 
from the Royal Horticultural Society (July 14, 1931). Many 
other Lily seedlings, as a result of her work, are being tested. 
Miss Preston has published a book called "Garden Lilies," 
which has proved popular. The medal was awarded to her 
specifically for her work with Lilies according to the terms of 
the Craig fund. 

A new hybrid species of Lilac has been named Syringa 
prestoniae for Miss Preston. By crossing the Chinese Lilac 
(S. villosa) with the Nodding Lilac (S. reflexa), the flower 
clusters of which have a pendulous habit, she obtained a large 
number of varieties, some of which have the pendulous habit 
of 8. reflexa but with much larger panicles of flowers, while 
others have enormous panicles with the upright habit. 

Other new plants originated by Miss Preston are many 
charming varieties of ornamental red-flowered and red-leaved 
Crab apples and varieties of the Siberian Iris. By crossing an 
early Russian Columbine with the native Columbine (Aqui^ 
legia canadensis), early varieties were obtained in a great 
range of form and color. Miss Preston's work with Roses has 
resulted in several fine new varieties, and a large number are 
yet to bloom. 



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Award to Mrs. Low 

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society, through its medal 
committee and by vote of the Trustees, awarded the Society's 
gold medal in 1931 to Mrs. Edward Gilchrist Low (Eleanor 
Motley) of Brookline, Mass., for her great achievement in 
founding the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for 
Women at Groton, Mass., and in recognition of a long life 
devoted to the advancement of horticulture. Mrs. Low is a 
great granddaughter of Benjamin Bussey, once active in the 
affairs of the Society. 

The Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture for 
Women was started in 1901. It has had a successful career and 
in recent years has become widely known because of its high 
standing and the excellent work done by its graduates. The 
school now has 34 students and a faculty of ten. During the 
past year it has received the hearty endorsement of the Garden 
Glub of America. 



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Dates of the 
Summer and Autumn Exhibitions 

in 1932 

June 8 and 9. Iris, Rhododendron and Azalea 
Exhibition with the co-operation of the 
American Iris Society. 

Wednesday, 2 to 9 P.M. 

Thursday, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. 

June 15 and 16. Peony, Rose, Sweet Pea and 
Strawberry Exhibition. 

Wednesday, 2 to 9 P.M. 

Thursday, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. 

August 18 and 19. Gladiolus Exhibition with the 
co-operation of the New England Gladiolus 
Society. 

Thursday, 2 to 9 P.M. 

Friday, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. 

September 1 and 2. Exhibition of the Products 
of Children's Gardens. 

Thursday and Friday, 1 to 6 P.M. 

September 17 and 18. Dahlia, Fruit and Vege- 
table Exhibition with the co-operation of 
the New England Dahlia Society. 

Saturday, 2 to 9 P.M. 

Sunday, 12 M. to 9 P.M. 

November 4-6. Autumn Exhibition. 

Friday, 3 to 9 P.M. 
Saturday, 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. 
Sunday, 12 M. to 9 P.M. 

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Stone Memorial Garden Prize 

In 1930 Mrs. Robert Stone began offering a prize of $100 in 
memory of the late Galen L. Stone as an incentive to the 
making of backyard gardens in the poorer sections of the city 
in which Mr. Stone took a keen interest. The secretary of the 
Society was asked to ascertain the best way in which to use 
this award. He finally decided that it could be used to best 
advantage in a section of the South End which is occupied by 
colored people but which is very close. to Horticultural Hall. 

In years past the back alleys in this section have, been in- 
conceivably filthy, while the yards bordering upon them have 
been filled with ashes and rubbish of all sorts, often to a depth 
of several feet. In one instance, at least, a long alley running 
between scores of back yards had no opening large enough 
for a truck or wagon to enter. Tenants said that there had 
been no regular collection of garbage for two years and the 
odor was so bad that the windows were kept closed. 

It was to be expected that the death rate in this section was 
high ; that from tuberculosis was higher than in any other 
part of Boston. The Boston Tuberculosis Association had been 




An alley in a congested section of Boston near Horticultural Hall 



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attempting for several years to improve conditions in this 
section and was receiving the support of the Better Homes 
Association. An effort had been started to induce the tenants 
to clean up their yards and make them as attractive as pos- 
sible. There had been no proper incentive, however, in the way 
of money prizes until the amount offered by Mrs. Stone be- 
came available. 

This money was divided into several prizes and two young 
women in charge of the work of improving conditions in this 




One of the alley gardens awarded a prize from the 
Galen L. Stone Fund 



neighborhood induced a considerable number of persons to 
enter a competition for these prizes. A committee which 
included the secretary of this Society inspected the gardens 
in the Autumn and selected those which were deemed most 
worthy of recognition. Later an out-of-door meeting was 
held, with a band for music, and the presentation of the prizes 
made. This procedure was repeated last year with a marked 
increase of interest and a remarkable change in the district 
visited. 



The Late Albert C- Burrage 

The Society suffered a severe loss in June of 1931, when 
Mr. Albert Cameron Burrage, the president, passed away sud- 
denly at his Summer home in Manchester. Mr. Burrage had 
been president since 1921, having held the office for a longer 
period than any other president in the history of the Society. 
When he became president, the Society had only about 900 
members and when he died it had almost 7,000, the largest 
number in its history and the largest of any similar organiza- 
tion in this country. All the activities of the Society were 
developed to a remarkable degree in his administration. He 
was president when the Society acquired Horticulture and 
did much to aid in the expansion of that publication. He gave 
freely of his time and wealth in the development of the 
exhibitions of the Society, his own exhibits being of a character 
which won recognition throughout the world. He was largely 
responsible for the great Orchid exhibition held in March, 
1920. On that occasion his own exhibit occupied an entire 
floor of one hall and was arranged to reproduce natural 
conditions. 

In May, 1921, he put on an exhibition of wild flowers and 
ferns which has never been equalled in this country. The 
large hall became a mountain gorge, at one end of which a 
waterfall tumbled and dashed over its rocky bed into a large 
shady pool, from which a brook flowed under a rustic bridge 
and on through the glade. Nearly 83,000 people saw this exhi- 
bition — a figure never before approached by the Society. 

In 1921 Mr. Burrage was given the George Robert White 
Medal of Honor "in recognition of his conspicuous services to 
horticulture by the establishment in Beverly of the greatest 
collection of Orchids the new world has yet seen ; for his skill- 
ful and energetic management of the Society and for his 
labors to increase the love, protection, and cultivation of New 
England wild flowers and ferns through his remarkable exhi- 
bition of these plants." 

Mr. Burrage had a prominent part in the great Orchid 
show which was held in 1923 with the Massachusetts Horti- 



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cultural Society acting as host to the American Orchid 
Society. Mr. Burrage filled the large hall with contributions 
of such supreme merit and educational value that Gurney 
Wilson of the Koyal Horticultural Society, who acted as one 
of the judges, returned to England with a report which won 
that society's gold medal for Mr. Burrage, the first time it 
had ever been awarded for an American exhibit. 

Mr. Burrage had an important part in making the Centen- 
nial Exhibition of the Society in Mechanics Building in 1929 
the tremendous success which it proved to be, with an attend- 
ance of 117,000 persons. The Society's $1,000 gold cup and a 
centennial gold medal were awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Burrage 
for the display made by them at this exhibition. 

During all these years Mr. Burrage had been building up 
an unrivaled collection of Orchids and had established a 
special greenhouse range for them in North Beverly under 
the name of "Orchidvale." He exhibited Orchids at several 
shows in New York, Washington and elsewhere. For several 
years he was president of the American Orchid Society and 
did much to improve the status of that organization. 

He, of course, had many diversified interests, being con- 
nected with many business enterprises. Before turning to 
horticulture as a hobby he built up one of the finest private 
collections of minerals to be found in America. In his later 
years, however, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society was 
very dear to his heart and received a large amount of his time 
and attention, the results being seen in its greatly increased 
membership and prosperity. 

In 1930 he gave the Society the sum of $50,000, the income 
of $30,000 to be used each year for the purchase of books and 
pamphlets relating directly or indirectly to horticulture. He 
provided that the income of the $20,000 remaining should be 
used exclusively for the purchase of a gold vase to be awarded 
by the trustees of the Society at a meeting in December of 
each year to the most outstanding exhibit in any of the shows 
of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society held during that 
year. 

Two other funds bear his name. The Albert Cameron Bur- 
rage Fund of $1,200 was given in 1920 for the purpose of 
promoting the cranberry industry in Massachusetts. A fund 



34 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

of $1,250 was established in 1929 for the purchase of a gold 
medal to be awarded for a newly made porch overlooking a 
garden. 

Several important alterations in Horticultural Hall were 
made during Mr. Burrage's administration, some of them 
being paid for outright by him. These alterations have im- 
proved both the offices and the exhibition halls. In his will, 
Mr. Burrage bequeathed his library of about 2,000 books, 
made up largely of Orchid literature, to the Society. 

Mr. Burrage was 71 years of age at the time of his death 
and a special committee, with Mr. William C. Endicott as 
chairman, was immediately appointed to draw up suitable 
resolutions expressing the Society's sense of loss and its sym- 
pathy for the family of its late president. 



Awards for Gardens 

The Committee on G-ardens made its awards for 1931 at a 
meeting on Friday, September 25, those present being Mrs. 
Thayer, Mrs. Crosby, Mrs. Crowninshield and Mr. Hunne- 
well. Mrs. Thayer was in the chair. 

It was voted to award the Society's large gold medal from 
the Hunnewell fund to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ames for their 
estate at North Easton, which is notable for its fine old trees, 
its beautiful vistas, its splendid sweeping lawns and its mag- 
nificent planting along the banks of a pond, Azaleas in par- 
ticular having been used with unusual skill and jn great 
variety. The largest plantings are of Ghent hybrid Azaleas, 
made about 40 years ago. Other kinds along the waterfront are 
Azalea japonica, A. vaseyi and A. calendulacea. A. kaempferi 
has been used freely in the woods. 

The Ames' estate consists of about 200 acres, including a 
pond and a large amount of woodland. In making this award 
attention was also called to the greenhouses on the estate, and 
Mr.. Ames' conspicuous success with Kurume Azaleas grown 
under glass. Mr. Ames was the first to exhibit these Azaleas 
in the eastern states, they having been sent to him direct from 
the city of Kurume in Japan by the late Dr. E. H. Wilson in 
1917. Mr. Ames has given these Kurumes loving care ever 
since that time and has repeatedly shown them at exhibitions 
of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, thereby greatly 
increasing the interest in these plants throughout the country. 

The Ames place was originally laid out by Mr. Ames' 
father in 1859, the landscape architect being Col. Thomas Lee, 
at that time a prominent man in his profession. It has always 
been cared for with great skill but many important changes 
have been made in recent years, among them the removal of a 
number of statues which were formerly considered highly 
ornamental. Many of the changes were brought about under 
the guidance of the late Prof. Charles S. Sargent, who was 
much interested in the place. The present lovely appearance 
of the estate is said by Mr. Ames to be due largely to the 
advice received from Professor Sargent. 

The other awards were as follows : 

A silver medal to Mrs. J. R. McGinley at Smith's Point, 
Manchester. Mrs. McGinley 's garden is situated on a ledge 
high above the sea. She has taken advantage of the natural 
features in a most successful way, borders and beds being 

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36 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

made among the rocks in such a way that there is a constant 
succession of bloom throughout the Summer. The committee 
was particularly impressed with the perfection of coloring in 
this garden and with the individual excellence of the flowers, 
which are largely annuals. 

A silver medal to Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey G. "Whitney of 
Milton for the garden at their Summer home in Woods Hole. 
There is really a series of gardens on the Whitney place — one 
of them, a Rose garden, is devoted largely to yellow Roses. 
In addition, there is a large picking garden where Del- 
phiniums of unusual excellence are grown in great numbers. 
The whole place has great charm and contains much interest- 
ing plant material, some of it not common. Several of the 
beds, for example, are edged with Teucrium, which gives the 
effect of very dwarf Box and offers a suggestion which might 
well be adopted by other garden makers. Mrs. Whitney has a 
special fondness for herbs which she grows in great numbers, 
some of them being arranged in a delightful border. 

A garden certificate to Mr. Charles D. Armstrong at 
Marston's Mill, North Center ville, which is notable for the 
great number of very large Box specimens which it contains 
and for the unusually well grown conifers. For many years 
Mr. Armstrong made a point of collecting all the varieties of 
Box which he could find and of developing specimen plants. 
It is doubtful if any other garden in New England can show 
as large a collection of specimen Boxwoods. 

A garden certificate to Mr. Archibald Blanchard of Nahant 
for a garden which is laid out in excellent taste and where a 
feature is made of Hoses. This is not a large garden, but is 
exceedingly well cared for and perfectly adapted to the sea- 
side situation which it occupies. 

A garden certificate to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Proctor of 
Swampscott for the original and charming way in which they 
have used annuals. Their massing of color and their choice of 
plants makes that part of the garden devoted to annuals 
unusually attractive. 

Mrs. Crosby reported on the garden of Frederick Austin of 
Forest Street, Manchester. Austin is employed as a night 
watchman for Mr. Philip Dexter and has made his garden in 
his spare time. The committee instructed the Secretary to write 
a letter of commendation. 



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Garden Clubs in Massachusetts 

Massachusetts State Federation of Garden Clubs. . 

President, Mrs. N. Penrose Hallowell, Brush Hill Rd., Milton. 

Secretary, Mrs. Joseph S. Leach, 238 School St., Walpole. 
Amherst Woman's Club (Garden Section). 

Chairman, Mrs. George B. Churchill, 25 Spring St., Amherst. 

Secretary, Mrs. Henry E. Ryan, Sunderland. 
Amherst Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. George B. Olds, Hitchcock Rd., Amherst. 

Secretary, Mrs. Ray S. Baker, Sunset Ave., Amherst. 
Andover Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. James C. Sawyer, Main St., Andover. 
' Secretary, Miss Miriam Flanders, Main St., Andover. 
Attleboro Garden Club. 

President, Miss Laura M. Moore, Attleboro. 

Secretary, Dorothy Thayer, 17 Mechanic St., Attleboro. 
Beacon Hill Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Charles L. Norton, 5 Acorn St., Boston. 

Secretary, Mrs. William B. Snow, 3 Smith Ct., Boston. 
Belmont Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Raynor G. Wellington, 162 Marsh St., Belmont. 

Secretary, Mrs. Paul Wier, 32 Fletcher Rd., Belmont. 
Beverly Improvement Society. 

President, Mrs. H. W. Woodberry, Jr., 33 Lothrop St., Beverly. 

Secretary, Miss Bessie A. Baker, Monument Sq., Beverly. 
Billerica Garden Club. 

President, Mrs Samuel McQuaid, Billerica. 

Secretary, Mrs. A. Warren Stearns, Billerica. 
Boston, Little Garden Club of Greater. 

President, Mrs. Norris P. Colby, 58 Spring St., Maiden. 

Secretary, Mrs. James R. Barrie, 78 Rowe St., Melrose. 
Bridgewater Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Samuel B. Cholerton, Central Square, Bridgewater. 

Secretary, Mrs. Robert L. Carroll, 21 Main St., Bridgewater. 
Brockton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Stephen P. Alden, 278 Spring St., Brockton. 

Secretary, Mrs. R. Warner Brush, 58 Woodside Ave., Campello. 
Broonline, Garden Club of. 

President, Mrs. Norman B. Smith, 145 Lee St., Brookline. 

Secretary, Mrs. Joseph H. Pratt, 94 Upland Rd., Brookline. 
Buzzards Bay Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Miner Wilcox, New Bedford. ' 

Secretary, Miss Elsie West, 96 Madison St., New Bedford. 
Cambridge Plant Club. 

President, Mrs. L. E. Emerson, 64 Sparks St., Cambridge. 

Secretary, Miss Caroline E. Peabody, 40 Appleton St., Cambridge. 

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GARDEN CLUBS IN MASSACHUSETTS 49 

Canton Garden Club. 
President, Miss Amie M. Sumner, 175 Chapman St., Canton. 
Secretary, Miss Ellen Kelley, 83 Bolivar St., Canton. 

Cape Ann Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. Charles L. Norton, 5 Acorn St., Boston. 

(Summer) 146 Leonard St., Annisquam. 
Secretary, Mrs. Harry Walker, 160 Riverway, Boston. 
(Summer) Eastern Point, Gloucester. 

Chatham Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. H. C. Holcomb, 198 Dean Rd., Brookline. 
Secretary, Mrs. W. W. Fitzhugh, 68 Cambridge St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Chelmsford Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. Harold B. Stewart, Chelmsford. 
Secretary, Mrs. G. A. Davis, High St., Chelmsford. 

Chestnut Hill Garden Club. 
President, Mr. John P. Ramsey, 85 Gatehouse Rd., Chestnut Hill. 
Secretary, Mrs. Kenneth L. Hayes, 44 Sylvan Ave., West Newton. 

Cohasset Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. William DeFord Bigelow, 308 Marlborough St., 
Boston. 

Secretary, Miss Mary C. Sears, 250 Beacon St., Boston. 
Concord Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. George P. Metcalf, Concord. 

Secretary, Miss Elizabeth L. Everett, Concord. 

Danvers Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Ethel Prince, 5 Hunt St., Danvers. 

Secretary, Mrs. May P. Goldsmith, 28 Walter St., Salem. 
Deerfield Garden Club. 

President, Mr. Charles Huntington Smith, Deerfield. 

Secretary, Mrs. Henry C. Wells, Deerfield. 

Duxbury, Community Garden Club of. 

President, Dr. Nathaniel W. Emerson, Duxbury. 
Secretary, Miss Susan P. Moulton, Duxbury. 

Duxbury Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Charles W. Sabine, 360 Hammond St., Chestnut Hill. 

(Summer) Duxbury. 
Secretary, Mrs. William Hill Young, 24 Pleasant St., Brookline. 
(Summer) Duxbury. 
Falmouth Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Howard Swift, Falmouth. 
Secretary, Mrs. Alvan J. Jones, Box 377, Falmouth. 

Fitchburg Garden Club. 

President, Miss Mary F. Colburn, 38 Osgood St., Fitchburg. 
Secretary, Mrs. George L. Rice, 86 Lawrence St., Fitchburg. 



50 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Garden Lovers' Club. 
President, Mrs. A. B. Wing, 48 Kidder Ave., West Somerville. 
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. G. W. Ladd, 43 Brunswick Road, 

Arlington. 
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Nellie S. Kenny, 267 Alewife Brook 
Parkway, West Somerville. 

Germantown Garden Club, Quincy (Mass.) 

President, Mrs. Martha M. Bartlett, 49 Bicknell St., Quincy. 

Secretary, Mrs. John S. Rogers, 8 Gannett Rd., Quincy. 
Gloucester Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Edward D. Allen, 8 Clarendon St., East Gloucester. 

Secretary, Mrs. Charles H. Bergengren, 23 School St., Gloucester. 
Great Barrington Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. S. S. Maclaren, South Egremont. 

Secretary, Mrs. Katherine Burgess, Great Barrington. 
Greenfield Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. E. B. Smith, 120 High St., Greenfield. 
Groton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Winthrop L. Sheedy, Powder House Rd., Groton. 

Secretary, Mrs. R. S. Beasley, Groton. 

Harvard Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. J. Edward Maynard, Ayer Rd., Harvard. 

Secretary, Miss E. E. Hersey, Still River Rd., Harvard. 
High Street Hill Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Carleton S. Francis, 76 High St., Brookline. 

Secretary, Mrs. Cyril Bigelow, 17 Edge Hill Rd., Brookline. 

Hingham Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Arthur K. Paddock, Hingham. 
Secretary, Mrs. Henry V. Bisbee, Hingham. 

Hyannis Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. J. N. Smith, Ocean St., Hyannis. 
Secretary, Mrs. F. G. Thacher, 32 Pearl St., Hyannis. 

Ipswich Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Albert C. Burrage, Jr., 29 Hereford St., Boston. 
Secretary, Mrs. Richard Sears, 229 Beacon St., Boston. 

Junior League Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Chilton R. Cabot, 46 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. 
Secretary, Mrs. Quincy A. Shaw, Jr., 39 Sears Rd., Brookline. 

Lawrence Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Bernard M. Sheridan, 171 East Haverhill St., 

Lawrence. 
Secretary, Mrs. Edwin A. Buthmann, 172 East Haverhill Street, 
Lawrence. 
Lenox Garden Club. 

President, Miss Georgiana W. Sargent, Lenox. 
Secretary, Miss M. Parsons, Lenox. 



GARDEN CLUBS IN MASSACHUSETTS 51 

Lexington Outlook Club (Garden Section). 

Chairman, Mrs. Paul Whipple, 15 Belfry Terrace, Lexington. 
Lincoln ^Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Sumner Smith, Lincoln. 

Secretary, Mrs. Edward W. Herman, Silver Hill Rd., Lincoln. 
Littleton Garden Club. 

President, Dr. John W. Estabrooks, 419 Boylston St., Boston. 

Secretary, Mrs. E. P. Sargent, Littleton. 
Lowell Garden Club. 

President, Miss Edna Cutter, 694 Mammoth Rd., Dracut. 

Secretary, Mrs. F. W. Coburn, 722 East Merrimac St., Lowell. 
Lynn, Garden Club of Greater. 

President, Mrs. E. L. Nason, 125 Bellevue Rd., Lynn. 

Secretary, Mrs. Eldon G. Stanwood, 201 Fay Ave., Lynn. 
Marblehead Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. William J. Goldthwait, 114 Elm St., Marblehead. 

Secretary, Mrs. F. B. C. Bradlee, 110 Elm St., Marblehead. 
Martha's Vineyard Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. T. M. R. Meikleham, Edgartown. 

Secretary, Miss Elizabeth Gaston, Vineyard Haven. 
Melrose Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Byron G. Morgan, 98 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose. 

Secretary, Mrs. Louise Raymond, 94 Cedar Park, Melrose. 
Milton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Carlton R. Richmond, 273 Adams St., Milton. 

Secretary, Mrs. John Balch, 162 Adams St., Milton. 
Nahant Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Fred A. Wilson, Nahant. 

Secretary, Mr. Harry R. Cummings, Nahant. 
New Bedford, Garden Club of Greater. 

President, Mrs. Henry P. Burt, 355 Union St., New Bedford. 

Secretary, Mrs. George H. Sistare, 474 Park St., New Bedford. 
Newburyport Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Albert Hale, 5 Parker St., Newburyport. 

Secretary, Mrs. Charles C. Porter, 207 High St., Newburyport. 
Needham Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Howard E. Stomm, 68 Bradford St., Needham. 

Secretary, Mrs. Arthur R. Haire, 91 May St., Needham. 
Newton Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Fred H. Loveland, 20 Rutheven Rd., Newton. 

Secretary, Mrs. Clarence E. Allen. 
Newton Centre Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Walter H. Dietz, 46 Bishopsgate Rd., Newton 
Centre. 

Secretary, Mrs. Gustav R. Breitzke, 4 Warren Ter., Newton Centre. 



52 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Newton Highlands Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. B. Walter Godsoe, 1066 Walnut Street, Newton 
Highlands. 

Secretary, Mrs. Harris P. Gray, 1590 Centre St., Newton Highlands. 
Newtonville Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Alfred M. Ziegler, 580 Walnut St., Newtonville. 

Secretary, Mrs. Arthur W. Church, 59 Judkins St., Newtonville. 

Noanett Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Louis A. Frothingham, North Easton. 

Secretary, Mrs. Henry G. Brooks, Centre St., Milton. 
North Andover Garden Club. 

President, Mrs, John G. Coolidge, 171 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 

Secretary, Miss Kate H. Stevens, 73 Academy Rd., North Andover. 

North Attleboro Garden Club. 

President, Mr. John J. Bliek, 1077 Mt. Hope St., North Attleboro 
Secretary, Mr. Fred C. Paye, Box 769, North Attleboro. 

North Shore Garden Clufo. 

President, Mrs. Roger S. Warner, 54 Chestnut St., Boston. 

Secretary, Mrs. William Jason Mixter, 180 Clyde St., Chestnut Hill. 
Peabody Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Harold W. Legro, 255 Lynn St., Peabody. 

Secretary, Mrs. Perley Kelley, 8 Home St., Peabody. 

Plymouth Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Alton Edes, Warren Ave., Plymouth. 
Secretary, Miss Christina Watson, Plymouth. 

Richmond and Northern Berkshire Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. W. Rockwood Gibbs, Richmond. 
Secretary, Mrs. Ray C. Williams, West Stockbridge. 

Rockport Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. John M. Wetherell, Rockport. 
Secretary, Mrs. George Mills, 7 Gott St., Rockport. 

Salem Garden Club. 
President, Mr. Willard B. Porter, 5 Lee St., Salem. 
Secretary, Mrs. Arthur E. Fiske, 6 Holly St., Salem. 

Scituate Garden Club. 
President, Mrs. John Loring Rothery, Scituate. 
Secretary, Mrs. Gentry Clark, Norwell. 

Springfield Garden Club. 

President, Rev. George W. Ferguson, 398 Maple St., Springfield. 

Secretary, Mrs. Gurdon W. Gordon, 90 Dartmouth St., Springfield. 
Stoneham Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. C. C. Rayner, 111 Spring St., Stoneham. 

Secretary, Mrs. A. A. Durkee, 1 Cedar Ave., Stoneham. 



GARDEN CLUBS IN MASSACHUSETTS 53 

Sudbury Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. James Powers, Sudbury. 

Secretary, Miss Gladys I. Page, South Sudbury. 
Swampscott Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Harold G. Cutler, 334 Beacon St., Boston. 

Secretary, Mrs. Norman S. Dillingham, 15 Enlow St., Beach Bluff. 
Swampscott Little Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. C. H. Haddrell, 25 Brookhouse Drive, Marblehead. 

Secretary, Mrs. H. K. Gardiner, 26 Brookhouse Drive, Marblehead. 
Swansea, County Garden Club of. 

President, Mrs. Frank T. Albro, 130 Underwood St., Fall River. 

Secretary, Mrs. Richard G. H. Knight, 932 Robeson St., Fall River. 
Topsfield Garden Club. 

President, Miss Katharine Wellman, The Bellevue, Boston. 

Secretary, Mrs. Henry Northey, 20 Chestnut St., Salem. 
(Summer) Topsfield. 
Wakefield Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Charles E. Randall, 29 Parker Rd., Wakefield. 

Secretary, Mrs. Allen Towle, 117 High St., Wakefield. 
Walpole Woman's Club (Garden Department). 

Chairman, Mrs. Joseph S. Leach, 238 School St., Walpole. 

Secretary, Mrs. William V. Price, East St., Walpole. 
Wayland Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. William Cushing Loring, Wayland. 

Secretary, Miss Margaret E. Wheeler, Wayland. 
Wellesley Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Arthur Harvey, Livermore Rd., Wellesley. 

Secretary, Mrs. John D'Este, Berkshire Rd., Wellesley. 
Westboro Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Waldo Cushing, Westboro. 

Secretary, Miss Helen Forbes, Westboro. 
Weymouth Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. John T. Mclsaac, 105 Cedar St., East Weymouth. 

Secretary, Mrs. Frank T. Day, 45 Canacum Rd., North Weymouth. 
Winchendon Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Walter Boyce, Winchendon. 

Secretary, Mrs. George Gregory, Spruce St., Winchendon. 
Winchester Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Wayne E. Davis, 9 Marshall Rd., Winchester. 

Secretary, Mrs. Addison F. Holmes, 37 Fletcher St., Winchester. 
Wollaston Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. Horace W. Richmond, 19 Prospect Ave., Wollaston. 

Secretary, Mrs. Edgar Shaw, 51 Royal St., Wollaston. 
Worcester Garden Club. 

President, Mrs. John W. Higgins, 80 William St., Worcester. 

Secretary, Mrs. Charles Burgess, Grafton. 



Periodicals Received, 1931 

Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales. 

Agricultural Index. 

Adelaide, South Australia. Botanic Garden. Report. 

Alpine Garden Society. Bulletin. 
*American Bee Journal. 

American Botanist. 

American Carnation Society. Proceedings. 

American Dahlia Society. Bulletin. 

American Fern Journal. 

American Florist. 

American Forests. 

American Fruit Grower Magazine. 

American Home. 

American Iris Society. Bulletin. 

American Landscape Architect. 

American Nut Journal. 

American Peony Society. Bulletin. 

American Rose Annual. 
American Rose Quarterly. 

American Society for Horticultural Science. Proceedings. 
American Society of Landscape Architects. Transactions, 1899-1926. 
Les Amis des Roses. 
Annals of Botany. 

Arnold Arboretum. Bulletin of Popular Information. 
Arnold Arboretum. Journal. 
*Beautiful Florida. 
Better Fruit. 
*Better Homes and Gardens. 

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Contributions. 
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Professional Papers. 
Breeze Hill News. 

British Gladiolus Society. Gladiolus Annual. 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Leaflets. 
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Record. 
Bryologist. 

Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Journal. 
*Calavo News. 
California Avocado Association. Yearbook. 
California Department of Agriculture. Bulletin. 
California Garden. 
California Rosarian. 

California University. Publications in Botany. 
Canadian Entomologist. 



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Canadian Florist. 

Canadian Gladiolus Society. Bulletin. 

Canadian Horticulturist. 

Le Chrysantheme. 

City Gardens Club (New York). Bulletin. 

Connecticut State Park and Forest Commission. Report. 

* Cornell Countryman. 

* Country Life. New York. 
Curtis's Botanical Magazine. 

Dahlia Societj^ of San Francisco. California Dahlia News. 

Dahlia Society of Southern California. California Dahlia Qrower. 

Desert. 

Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society. Journal. 

Experiment Station Record. 

Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut. Yearbook. 

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State. Yearbook. 

Federated Garden Clubs of South Carolina. Yearbook. 

Federation of the Garden Club of Illinois. Yearbook. 
*Fertilizer Review. 

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Publications, botanical 
series. 

Flora Batava. 

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 

Florida State Horticultural Society. Proceedings. 

Florists' Exchange. 

Florists' Review. 

Flower Grower. 

Flowering Plants of South Africa. 

Forest Leaves. 
*Four Seasons. 

Fruit World of Australasia. 

Garden Club Exchange. 

Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Yearbook. 

Garden Club of America. Almanac. 

Garden Club of America. Bulletin. 

Garden Club of Ohio. Garden Greetings. 

Garden Digest. 

Garden Glories. 

Garden Gossip. 

Garden Life. 

Garden Lover. 

Garden Path. 

Gardeners' Chronicle. 

Gardeners' Chronicle of America. 



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Gardening Illustrated. 
*Gardens, Houses & People. 

Gartenflora. 

Gartenkunst. 

Gartenschonheit. 

Gartenwelt. 

Geisenheimer Mitteilungen iiber Obst- und Gartenbau. 

Giardino Fiorito. 

Gladiolus Review. 

Gladland News. 

Gray Herbarium. Contributions. 

Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture. Journal. 
* Guide to Nature. 

Hardy and Half-hardy Plants. 

Hillcrest Gardens. 

Home Acres. 

Hoosier Horticulture. 
*Horizons. 

L'Horticulteur Chalonnaise. 

Horticultural Society of New York. Yearbook. 

Horticultural Trade Directory, 1932. 

Horticulture. 

L/Hortieulture Frangaise. 

House and Garden. 
*House Beautiful. 

Illinois Gladiolus Society. Yearbook. 

Indiana Academy of Science. Proceedings. 

International Review of Agriculture. 

Ireland. Department of Lands and Agriculture. Journal. 

Japanese Horticultural Society. Journal. 

Jardinage. 

Journal of Agricultural Research. 

Journal of Botany, British and Foreign. 

Journal of Economic Entomology. 

Journal of Forestry. 

Journal of Pomology and Horticultural Science. 

Kansas State Horticultural Society. Biennial Report. 

Kew. Royal Gardens. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information. 

Landscape Architecture. 

Lexington Leaflets. 

Linnean Society. Journal. 

Lyon-Horticole et Horticulture Nouvelle Reunis. 

Market Growers Journal. 

Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association. Annual Report. 



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Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Yearbook. 

Massachusetts Tree Wardens' and Foresters' Association. Proceed- 
ings. 

Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters. Papers. 
*Michigan Agriculturist. 

Michigan State Horticultural Society. Annual Report. 

Minnesota State Horticultural Society. Trees, Fruits and Flowers 
of Minnesota. (Includes Minnesota Horticulturist). 

Missouri Botanical Garden. Annals. 

Missouri Botanical Garden. Bulletin. 

Mollers Deusche Gartner-zeitung. 

Montreal. Universite. Laboratoire de Botanique. Contributions. 

More Beautiful Ohio. 

Morton Arboretum. Bulletin of Popular Information. 

Mycologia. 

National Auricula and Primula Society (England). Annual Report. 

National Carnation and Picotee Society (England). Annual Report 
and Yearbook. 

National Council of State Garden Club Federations. Bulletin. 

National Horticultural Magazine. 

National Nurseryman. 

National Pecan Exchange News. 
*National Plant, Flower and Fruit Guild Magazine. 
*Natur und Museum. 
*Nature — Garden Guide. 
*Nature Magazine. 

New England Gladiolus Society. Yearbook. 
*New England Homestead. 

New Flora and Silva. 

New Jersey Gardens. 

New York Botanical Garden. Bulletin. 

New York Botanical Garden. Journal. 

Le Nord Horticole. 

Ontario. Entomological Society. Annual Report. 

Onze Tuinen. 

Orchid Review. 

Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs. Yearbook. 
*Parks and Recreation. 

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Yearbook. 

Le Petit Jardin. 
*Philippine Journal of Agriculture. 

La Pomologie Franchise. 
* Popular Gardening. 
*Progressive Farmer and Southern Ruralist. 



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Quarterly Journal of Forestry. 

Reale Soeieta Toscana di Orticultura. Bulletino. 
*Revista Agricola. 
*Revista del Litoral. 

Revue des Eaux et Forets. 

Revue Horticole. 

Rhodora. 
*Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Boletim. 

Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society. Transactions. 

Royal Horticultural Society. Journal. 

Rural New Yorker. 

Scottish Forestry Journal. 

Seed World. 

Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report. 

* Societe d'Horti culture de la Haute-Garonne. Annales. 

* Societe d'Horti culture d'Orleans et du Loiret. Bulletin. 

* Societe d'Horticulture et de Viticulture d'Epernay. Bulletin. 
Societe Franchise du Dahlia. Journal. 

Societe Nationale d'Horticulture de France. Bulletin. 

Societe Royale de Botanique de Belgique. Bulletin. 

Societe Royale d'Horticulture et d' Agriculture d'Anvers. Bulletin. 

South African Gardening and Country Life. 

Southern Florist and Nurseryman. 

* Technique Agricole Internationale. 

Tennessee State Horticultural Society. Proceedings of the Annual 
Convention. 

Torrey Botanical Club. Bulletin. 

Torreya. 

Tribune Horticole. 

U. S. Department of Agriculture. Yearbook. 

U. S. National Herbarium. Contributions. 
*Victoria, Australia. Department of Agriculture. Journal. 
*Waltham, Mass. Field Station. Field Station Journal. 

West Virginia Dahlia Society. Bulletin. 

Western Homes and Gardens. 

Wild Flower. 

Wisconsin Horticulture. 

Woman's League for the Protection of Riverside Park. Yearbook. 

Your Garden and Home. 

Zeitschrift fur Obst-, Wein- und Gartenbau. 

Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz. 



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Gifts to the Library 

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society acknowledges with 
thanks gifts to the Library from the following donors in 1931 : 

Boston Society of Natural History. 

Milestones, 1830-1930, by the Society. 1930. 

Barrage, Albert* Cameron. 

Catalogue of the library of Albert C. Burrage, Esq. : orchids, 
horticulture, botany, travel, herbals and early printed books on 
gardening, by A. C. Burrage. 1930. 

The Orchidvale collection ; a list of the orchid plants in the collec- 
tion of Mr. Albert C. Burrage at Orchidvale, Beverly Farms, 
Massachusetts, by A. C. Burrage. 1930. 

Farrington, Edward Irving. 

Descriptive gladiolus nomenclature, pub. by the American Gladi- 
olus Society, comp. by A. M. S. Pridham. 1931. 

Ernest H. Wilson, plant hunter : with a list of his most important 
introductions and where to get them, by E. I. Farrington. 1931. 

The garden-club handbook, by F. Huttenlocher. 1931. 

Goddard; Samuel. 

Introduction to the study of botany, including a treatise on vege- 
table physiology, and descriptions of plants in the middle and 
northern states ; ed. 4, by J. L. Comstock. 1837. 

Jealous, F. H. 

The French gardiner: instructing how to cultivate all sorts of 
fruit-trees and herbs for the garden, [by 1ST. de Bonnefons] 
tr. into English by Philocepos. 1653. 

Orpet, E. O. 

American carnation culture; ed. 3, by L. L. Lamborn. 1892. 

Robins, Mrs. Raymond. 

The travels of William Bartram [through Carolina, Georgia and 
Florida, 1773-1778, by W. Bartram] 1928. (An American 
bookshelf, ed. by Mark Van Doren) 

Scheepers, John. 

Beauty from bulbs, by John Scheepers, Inc. 1931. 

Sheets, Earl W. 

New, rare and good old irises, by E. W. Sheets. 1931. 

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Library Accessions 

New books added to the Library in the year 1931 include the 
following : 

Aase, H. C. Cytology of hybrids. 1930. 
Allwood, M. C. Carnations for everyman. 1931. 
American gladiolus society. Descriptive gladiolus nomenclature; 

comp. by A. M. S. Pridham. 1931. 
American rose society. What every rose-grower should know. 1931. 
American society of landscape architects. Illustrations of work of 

members. 1931. 
Aust, F. A. The rock garden, its construction and care, by F. A. Aust 

and H. Hankinson. 1931. 
Bade, E. Praxis im zimmergarten. 1929. 
Bailey, H. The pelargonium. 1880. 

Bailey, L. H. Hortus ; comp. by L. H. Bailey and E. Z. Bailey. 1930. 
Bailey, L. H. Principles of vegetable gardening; 15th ed. 1916. 
Bailey, L. H. Pruning-manual ; ed. 18, rev. 1916. 
Barnes, P. T. House plants and how to grow them. cl909. 
Barrett, 0. W. The tropical crops: a popular treatment of the prac- 
tice of agriculture in tropical regions, with discussion of cropping 

systems and methods of growing the leading products. 1928. 
[Bartram, W.] The travels of William Bartram [through Carolina, 

Georgia and Florida, 1773-1778] 1928. (An American bookshelf, 

ed. by Mark Van Doren) 
Bechtold, R. & co., pub. Unsere besten deutschen obstsorten. 1922-29. 

3v. 
Blakeslee, A. F. Trees in winter, their study and identification, by 

A. F. Blakeslee and C. D. Jarvis; abr. ed. 1931. 
Bois, D. Atlas des plantes de jardins et d'appartements exotiques et 

europeenes. 1896. 3 v. 
[Bonnefons, N. de] The French gardiner: instructing how to culti- 
vate all sorts of fruit-trees and herbs for the garden; tr. into 

English by Philocepos. 1653. 
Boston society of natural history. Boston society of natural history, 

1830-1930. 1930. 
Briggs, Gr. R. Gardening in the south. 1931. 
Bruxelles. Congres de botanique et d' horticulture, 1880. Compte 

rendu. 1881. 
Buck, Mrs. W. H. [and others] comp. Some gardens and mansions 

of Maryland : a descriptive guide book. 1930. 
Buller, A. H. R. Researches on fungi, v. 4, Coprini and Hymenomy- 

cetes. 1931. 
Burrage, A. C. Catalogue of the library of Albert C. Burrage, Esq., 

orchids, horticulture, botany, travel, herbals and early printed 

books on gardening. 1930. 

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LIBRARY ACCESSIONS 61 

Burrage, A. C. The Orchidvale collection : a list of the orchid plants 
in the collection of Mr. Albert C. Burrage at Orchidvale, Beverly 
Farms, Massachusetts. 1930. 

Burroughs, J. Accepting the universe. cl920. 

Burroughs, J. Field and study. cl919. 

Burroughs, J. The last harvest. cl922. 

Burroughs, J. Under the maples. cl921. 

Butcher, R. W. Further illustrations of British plants. 1930. 

Candolle, A. P. de. Regni vegetabilis systema naturale. 1818-21. 
2v. 

Capek, K. The gardener's year, with drawings by J. Capek. 1931. 

Caus, S. de. Les raisons des forces movvantes, avec diuerses machines 
tant utiles que plaisantes, aus-quelles sont adjoints plussieurs 
desseins de Grotes et Fontaines. 1624. 

Chappell, G. S. The gardener's friend and other pests, by G. S. 
Chappell and R. Hunt. 1931. 

Chasset, L. Essai de determination des fruits (poires) . 1928. 

Clarici, P. B. Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe'l fiore piu 
ragguardevoli per ornare un giardino. 1726. . 

Clusius, C. Rariorum aliquot stirpium per Hispanias obseruatarum 
historia. 1576. 

Clute, W. N. The common names of plants and their meanings. 1931. 

Gobbett, W. II giardiniere americano, recato in italiano da Luca 
Regini di Cefalonia. 1826. 

Commissioners of agriculture of the six New England states. Ter- 
centenary of New England agriculture. 1930. 

Comstock, J. L. Introduction to the study of botany, including a 
treatise on vegetable physiology, and descriptions of plants in the 
middle and northern states ; ed. 4. 1837. 

Coon, N. Nursery sales and management, a discussion of first prin- 
ciples governing the successful establishment of a nursery. 1931. 

Correvon, H. Les joubarbes (Semperviva). 1924. 

Coventry, B. 0. Wild flowers of Kashmir, ser. 3. 1930. 

Coville, F. V. Wokas, a primitive food of the Klamath Indians. 1902. 

Cox, E. H. M., ed. The gardener's chapbook. 1931. 

Cox, E. H. M. Plant introductions of Reginald Farrer. 1930. 

Dakers, J. S. Simple greenhouse management. 1930? 

Dallimore, W. Handbook of Coniferae, including Ginkgoaceae, by 
W. Dallimore and A. B. Jackson. 1923. 

Dictionary of American biography, v. 6-7. 1931. 

Diguet, L. Les Cactacees utiles du Mexique. 1928. 

Dobyns, W. S. California gardens. 1931. 

Edwards, B. L., comp. Study to be quiet, an English nature anthology. 
1928. 

Fairbanks, H. W. Conservation reader. 1925. 



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Farringtoiij E. I. Ernest H. Wilson, plant hunter, with a list of his 
most important introductions and where to get them. 1931. 

Fawcett, W. Flora of Jamaica, by W. Fawcett and A. B. Rendle, v. 5. 
1926. 

Fischer, H. Mittelalterliche pflanzenkunde. 1929. 

Fisher, E. R. Garden club manual. 1931. 

Fitch, W. H. Illustrations of the British flora. 1924. 

France. Soeiete nationale d'horticulture. Congres horticole de 1890- 
94. 1890-94. 

Fries, T. M. Linnaeus, the story of his life, adapted from the Swedish 
by B. D. Jackson. 1923. 

Fulton, J. A. Peach culture. cl889. 

Garden Club of America. Gardens of colony and state: gardens and 
gardeners of the American colonies and of the republic before 
1840; comp. and ed. by A. G. Lockwood, v. 1. 1931. 

[Garden Club of Virginia] Homes and gardens in old Virginia; ed. 
by S. W. Massie and F. A. Christian ; 4th ed. 1931. 

Gerarde, J. The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes. 1597. 

Gerarde, J. The herball, or, General historie of plants, enlarged and 
amended by Thomas Johnson. 1633. 

Gibault, G. Histoire des legumes. 1912. 

Grieve, Mrs. M. A modern herbal : the medicinal, culinary, cosmetic 
and economic properties, cultivation and folk-lore of herbs, grasses, 
fungi, shrubs and trees with all their modern scientific uses, with 
an introd. by the editor, Mrs. C. F. Leyel. 1931. 2 v. 

Haffner, J- J. Compositions de jardins: texte en frangais, notice en 
anglais, description des pro jets. 1931. 

Harwood, W. S. New creations in plant life; 2d ed., rev. and enl. 
1918. 

Hegi, G. Alpine flowers: the most common alpine plants of Switzer- 
land, Austria and Bavaria; tr. by W. M. Deans. 1930. 

Herrington, A. The chrysanthemum, its culture for professional 
growers and amateurs. 1929. 

Higgins, E. B. Our native cacti. 1931. 

Hine, F., comp. A chaplet of herbs gathered from rare and early 
herbals. 

Hoffman, R. Cacti and other succulents, by R. Hoffman and E. 0. 
Orpet. 1930. 

Hoppe, D. H. Ectypa Plantarum Ratisbonensium ; oder Abdriicke 
derjenigen Pflanzen welche um Regensburg wild wachsen. 1787- 
93. 3 v. 

Hortus sanitatis deutsch, Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, 1485: faksimile- 
ausgabe. 1924. 

Howard, E. L. Chinese garden architecture: a collection of photo- 
graphs of minor Chinese buildings. 1931. 



LIBRARY ACCESSIONS 63 

Howard, L. 0. History of applied entomology (somewhat anecdotal) . 
1930. 

Hume, H. H. Azaleas and camellias. 1931. 

Huttenlocher, F. The garden-club handbook. 1931. 

Imperial horticultural conference. 1st. London, 1930. Proceedings. 
1930-31. pts. 2-3. 

International address book of botanists. 1931. 

International horticultural congress. 9th. London, 1930. Report and 
proceedings. 1931. 

Jacobsen, J. C. Description des serres du Jardin botanique de 
l'Universite de Copenhague, by J. C. Jacobsen and T. Rothe. 1879. 

Jay, M. R. The garden handbook. 1931. 

Jekyll, G. Colour schemes for the flower garden ; ed. 4. 1925. 

. Same; ed. 7. 

Jellett, E. C. Germantown gardens and gardeners. 1914. 

Johnson, A. M. Taxonomy of the flowering plants. 1931. 

Jones, H. A. The vegetable industry, by H. A. Jones and S. L. 
Emsweller. 1931. 

Koster, P. M. Roster's color guide, one hundred distinct colors as they 
occur in flowers, fruits and foliage. 1931. 

Lamborn, L. L. American carnation culture ; ed. 3. 1892. 

Laurie, A. The modern nursery, a guide to plant propagation, culture 
and handling, by A. Laurie and L. C. Chadwick. 1931. 

Lawson, P. & Son. The agriculturist's manual; being a familiar de- 
scription of the agricultural plants cultivated in Europe, including 
those suited to the climate of Great Britain. 1836. 

Le Graverend, E. Le pois de senteur. 1930. 

Levier, E. Les tulipes de l'Europe. 1884. 

Lille, Abbe de. The garden; or, The art of laying out grounds [a 
poem] tr. fr. the French. 1789. 

Lincoln, E. H. Orchids of the north eastern United States photo- 
graphed from nature. 1931. 2 v. 

Linnaeus, C. Species plantarum. 1753. 2 v. in 1. 

Lurcat, A. Terrasses et jardins. 1928. 

Lyon, T. L. The nature and properties of soils; rev. ed., by T. L. 
Lyon and H. O. Buckman. 1929. 

McCully, Mrs. A. W. American alpines in the garden. 1931. 

McDougall, D. Two royal domains of France : the Tuileries and Ver- 
sailles in garden history, art, and anecdote. 1931. 

McDougall, W. B. Plant ecology ; ed. 2 rev. 1931. 

Macmillan, H. The poetry of plants. 1902. 

Macself , A. J. Chrysanthemums for amateurs. 1929 ? 

Maerz, A. A dictionary of color, by A. Maerz and M. R. Paul. 1931. 

Maeterlinck, M. Intelligence of the flowers; tr. by A. T. de Mattos. 
1907. 

Manning, J. W., comp. Plant buyers' index ; ed. 3. 1931. 



64 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Mantegazza, P. Legends of flowers; tr. from the Italian by Mrs. A. 

Kennedy. 1931. 
Marshall, D. M'L. Weed control. 1930. 
Maund, B. Botanic garden: Fruitist: Floral register: Auctarium. 

[1825-51] 9v. 
Miscellen f iir gartenfreunde, botaniker und gartner. 1802. 5 v. 
Moore, S. E. Catalogue of fruit and ornamental trees cultivated and 

for sale at the Eagle Nursery, Cranston, R. I. 1842. 
Morris, R. T. Nut growing; new ed. rev. 1931. 
Neubert, W. Schliissel zur bildenden gartenkunst. 1858. 
Nixon, E. L. The principles of potato production. 1931. 
O'Kane, W. C. Injurious insects, how to recognize and control them. 

1912. 
Olver, E. W. Landscaping the small home. 1931. 
Ortloff, H. S. Perennial gardens. 1931. 
Peacock, L. The dahlia. 1931. 
Pellett, F. C. Flowers of the wild, their culture and requirements. 

1931. 
Pershing, H. A. The story of Johnny Appleseed and his time. 1930. 
Pinneo, J. Catalogue of fruits trees cultivated and for sale, Hanover, 

N. H. 1848. 
Priego y Jaramillo, J. M. Jardineria general y espanola. 1925. 
Ramsey, L. W. Garden pools, large and small, by L. W. Ramsey and 

C.H.Lawrence. 1930. 
Ramsey, L. W. The outdoor living room, by L. W. Ramsey and C. H. 

Lawrence. 1932. 
Rauch, F. A. Regeneration de la nature vegetale. 1818. 2 v. 
Riabov, I. N. The problems of pollination and fertilization of fruit 

trees, survey of literature with English summary. 1930. (Text 

in Russian. ) 
Riat, G. L'art des jardins. 1900. 
Rio de Janeiro. Museu nacional. Commemora§ao do II centenario do 

cafeeiro no Brazil. 1927. 
Riviere, A. Traite d' arboriculture fruitiere augm. et pub. par Gustave 

Riviere. 1928. 
Rivoire pere et fils. Le jardin potager moderne; ed. 4. 1928. 
Rockwell, F. F. Irises. 1928. 
Rohde, E. S. The scented garden. 1931. 

Royal horticultural society. Classified list of daffodil names. 1931; 
Rush, M. W. The ignoramus garden book. 1931. 
Salomon, C. Botanisches und gartnerisches worterbuch fur gartner 

und gartenfreunde. 1929. 
Sanders, T. W. Garden foes. 1929? 
Sawyer, R. V. Water gardens and goldfish, by R. V. Sawyer and 

E.H.Perkins. 1928. 



LIBRARY ACCESSIONS 65 

SheafEer, F. E. Some insect pests and plant diseases of Indiana. 1930. 

Scheepers, J., Inc. Beauty from bulbs. 1931. 

Scheepers, J., Inc., pub. The book of gardens : a treatise on American 

and foreign bulbs for outdoor and indoor culture. 1920. 
Schilberszky, C. Monographic de la horticulture en Hongrie. 1900. 
Sheets, E. W. New, rare and good old irises. 1930. 
Shull, J. M* Rainbow fragments. 1931. 
Silva Tarouca, E., graf, ed. Unsere f reiland-laubgeholze ; hrsg. von 

E. Silva Tarouca und C. Schneider; 3te umgearb. und verm. aufl. 

1931. 
Smith, D. L. What greater delight [an anthology] 1931. 
Smith, E. D. Smith's chrysanthemum manual; ed. 7. 1930. 
Soderini, G. Delia cultura degli orti e giardini. 1814. 
South African garden manual; ed. 5. 1931. 

Speller, F. C. Garden clubs : their activities and organization. 1931. 
Standley, P. C. Orchid collecting in Central America. 1925. 
Stapf, O., ed. Iconum botanicarum index londinensis, v. 2-6. 1930-31. 
Studer, J. H. and Co., ed. Studer's popular ornithology : the birds of 

North America. 1881. 
Sutton and sons. The culture of vegetables and flowers from seeds 

and roots; 18th ed. 1930. 
Tabor, G. Garden primer; new ed. rev. and enl. 1911. 
Tabor, G. Making a bulb garden. 1912. 
Tabor, G. Making a garden to bloom this year. 1912. 
Thorne, C. E. Maintenance of soil fertility. 1930. 
Thornton, A. Rock garden primer. 1929. 
Trelease, W. Plant materials of decorative gardening, the woody 

plants ; ed. 4, rev. 1930. 
Trimen, H. Handbook to the flora of Ceylon, pt. 6, supplement by 

A. H. G. Alston. 1931. 
[Trovillion, V., comp.] Another tussie-mussie, comp. by V. and 

H. W. Trovillion. 1930. 
Tusser, T. Five hundred points of good husbandry, with an intro- 
duction by Sir Walter Scott and a benediction by Rudyard Kipling 

incorporated in a foreward by E. V. Lucas. 1931. 
Uhlmann, C. J. Catalog of native and foreign grape vines at the 

grape vine nursery of C. J. Uhlmann, Washington. 1861. 
U. S. Congress. House Committee on appropriations. Mediterranean 

fruit fly. 1930. 
Le Uve da tavola. 1930. 
Vagliasindi. G. Piante da fiori e da ornamento, by G. Vagliasindi e 

O. Masera. 1924. 
Versluys, M. C. Aanleg en groei der wortels van Hyacinthus orien- 

talis. 1927. 
Vilmorin, H. L de. Catalogue methodique et synonymique des varietes 

de pommes de terre ; 4th ed. ref ondue. 1927. 



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Walker, R. D. Principles of underdrainage. 1929. 

Walpole, H. On modern gardening; an essay with preface and biblio- 
graphical note by W. S. Lewis. 1931. 

Ward, F. K. Plant hunting on the edge of the world. 1930. 

Weston, T. A. All about flowering bulbs for home and garden. 1931. 

Weston, T. A. Practical carnation culture. 1931. 

White, R. P. Diseases of ornamental plants. 1931. 

Wilder, Mrs. L. B. Adventures in a suburban garden. 1931. 

Willis, J. C. A dictionary of the flowering plants and ferns; ed. 6. 
1931. 

Wilson, A. Insects and their control; ed. 2. 1931. 

Wilson, Ellis H. Hardy perennials, by Ellis H. and R. T. Wilson. 
1929. 

Wilson, Ernest H. If I were to make a garden. 1931. 

Yokohama nursery. Lilies of Japan. 1907. 

Zahn, F. Fiirst Ptickler-Muskau als gartenktinstler und mensch, von 
F. Zahn und R. Kalwa 1928. 



The Oldest Garden Club 

Late in 1931 the Trustees of the Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society awarded a silver medal to the Cambridge Plant Club 
of Cambridge, Mass., in recognition of the fact that it is the 
oldest garden club in America. Much has been written about 
the origin of the garden club movement but there is no record 
of any such organization having been formed previous to 1889, 
which was the year in which the Cambridge Plant Club came 
into existence. This club has carried on its various activities 
with unabated enthusiasm through all the subsequent years 
and is functioning actively at the present time. It is a member 
of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and exhibited 
at the Centennial Exhibition of the Massachusetts Horticul- 
tural Society. Several members of the original group are still 
taking part in the work of the club. 

This organization was considered a novelty when it was 
formed and a number of similar clubs were started in neigh- 
boring cities soon after. They, however, lasted' for only a short 
time. The first meeting of the Cambridge Plant Club was held 
on January 20, 1889, at the home of Mrs, John Hayes, with 
about 20 persons present. The purpose of the club was stated 
to be the exchange of experiences and a discussion of the best 
methods of cultivating house and garden plants. The name of 
the club was suggested by Mrs. Hayes. In 1929 the club cele- 
brated its fortieth anniversary with several of the original 
members present. 

The next oldest garden club appears to be one organized at 
Athens, Ga., in 1892, at the home of Dr. E. C. Newton. It was 
christened The Ladies Garden Club of Athens and is still active. 



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The Annual Meeting, 1932 

The annual meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society was held at Horticultural Hall on Monday, May 2, 
with the President, Mr. Edwin S. Webster, in the chair. The 
Secretary read the call for the meeting and the minutes of the 
previous meeting, after which the President announced that 
the polls were open and that Mr. Paul Frese, Mrs. Florence 
Mayo and Miss Phyllis Allen had been appointed tellers. 

The President then read his annual address as follows : 

Address of the President 

A year ago I stood at this table in the absence of the then 
President, Mr. Albert C. Burrage, who was abroad, and read a 
short message from him to the Society. I did not dream that a 
year from that time I should be standing here as Mr. Burrage's 
successor. The passing of Mr. Burrage was a severe loss to the 
Society. He served as President for a longer time than any of 
his predecessors and no man in the entire history of the Society 
did more to advance its interests. I suggest, therefore, that the 
members of the Society here present stand for a moment in 
silent tribute to the memory of Mr. Burrage. (Those present 
then arose and remained standing a short time. ) 

This is the second time that a combined annual and inaugural 
meeting of the Society has been held. The date was changed 
from the first of November, with the hope of increasing both 
the attendance and interest of the members, but more particu- 
larly to permit the appointment of the committees so that they 
would continue in office from a date immediately following the 
Spring show until after the next Spring show. This arrange- 
ment makes it possible for the committee which starts prepara- 
tions for the Spring show to carry it through to its final con- 
clusion. This has been a radical change but is working out, I 
feel, to the advantage of the Society. 

It is pleasant to find that the Society itself has been affected 
only slightly by the current depression. Additions to member- 
ship have been larger than losses from that source. At the 
beginning of May, 1931, the Society had 6,578 members. At the 
beginning of May this year it had 7,308 members, an increase of 
730. This is the active, paid-up membership and does not in- 
clude some scores of members who have become delinquent. 

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72 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Under the by-laws a member is carried for a year after he 
ceases paying dues, unless he resigns. A member is not con- 
sidered active when he becomes three months or more behind in 
his dues. The present membership is by far the largest in the 
history of the Society, and twice that of any similar organiza- 
tion in the country. Membership dues are, of course, very low. 
I am not sure that the Society would not gain by increasing 
the dues for the first year to $3.00, keeping them at $2.00 a 
year thereafter. 

The Library has shown a healthy growth, as the report of 
the Chairman of the Library Committee, Mr. Kidder, will 
show. Ten years ago only one person was employed in the 
Library and the room was empty most of the time. Now three 
persons are on duty, and constant use is being made of the 
books. 

One particular advantage comes from holding the Spring 
flower show in this building. It provides the means of intro- 
ducing many new persons to the Library and to the Society 
itself. The gain in membership is always large when a show is 
held here. This year, for the first time, the Library was kept 
open each evening during the progress of the show and with 
marked success. The number of visitors was very large and the 
number of books loaned increased to a total of 680 for the 
month, as compared with 442 in 1931, when the Spring show 
was held elsewhere. 

Every effort is being made to make the Library of value to 
the members of the Society. Its usefulness is not confined to 
them, however, for it is open to the public every week day, a 
fact which apparently is not realized generally. This part of 
the Society's work represents free service entirely. There is no 
income from the Library and its growth and popularity in- 
crease the cost of operation. Nevertheless, the officers of the 
Society take particular pride in the Library and in its expan- 
sion. It has been maintained almost from the beginning of the 
Society's existence, more than 100 years ago, and is stirpassed 
by no other Library of its kind in the world. 

Most of the exhibitions also represent a gratuitous service 
on the part of the Society. No charge is made at any of the 
Summer or Autumn shows and a large amount of money is 
spent for maintaining these shows at a high standard. This 
would not be possible except for the profit yielded by the Spring 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 73 

exhibition, for which a charge is made. This Spring show has 
come to be a fixed event in the Society's operations and is gradu- 
ally being placed on a practical business basis. 

It was deemed wise to hold the show this year in Horticul- 
tural Hall, the Trustees feeling that the attendance probably 
would be rather less than usual on account of the general finan- 
cial stringency. To the surprise of everyone, the hall was 
crowded to capacity much of the time. In fact, it became neces- 
sary on several occasions to close the doors, and many com- 
plaints have been received from visitors who could not properly 
view the exhibition. 

I feel, with the other Trustees, that it is not fair to the public 
to take money for a show which cannot be enjoyed in comfort. 
The Board was unanimous in deciding at the close of this year's 
show that larger quarters must be sought for Spring exhibi- 
tions in the future. The Trustees, therefore, voted to hold the 
exhibition of 1933 in a larger hall and demonstrated their 
belief that outside quarters would be required in all subse- 
quent years by voting to engage another assistant for the 
Secretary. This assistant will be employed largely in arranging 
and staging the exhibitions of the Society, particularly the 
Spring exhibition, under the general direction of the Com- 
mittee on Exhibitions. This is committing the Society to a new 
policy but one which seems to have been justified by the con- 
tinued growth in interest shown by the public in the Society's 
exhibitions, an interest which runs parallel with the surprising 
growth of the garden movement throughout the country. Mr. 
Kelsey, in his report as Chairman of the Committee on Exhibi- 
tions, will give you some of the details of the shows. 

The Society has not entirely escaped the effects of business 
conditions, having suffered slightly in its investments, although 
not to a degree that interferes with its work. The receipts from 
membership dues, amounting to $12,059.50 in 1931, are a help 
in meeting the expenses of the Society, and together with the 
profits of the Spring show, make possible the maintenance of 
the Society's usual activities, in addition to the upkeep of the 
building and the development of its Library. 

Edwin S. "Webster, President. 



74 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Report of the Secretary 

As mentioned by your President, the Society sustained a 
heavy loss the past year in the death of Mr. Albert C. Burrage, 
for ten years its president. Mr. Edwin S. Webster, as Vice- 
President, was elected to succeed Mr. Burrage and appointed 
Messrs. Endicott, Kidder and Lyman to prepare resolutions 
which were later submitted and adopted as follows : 

Whereas Albert Cameron Burrage^ President of the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, died at West Manchester, Massachusetts, June 
28, 1931, be it therefore 

Resolved, that the Trustees hereby express their deep sense of loss 
in the death of Mr. Burrage and their appreciation of his pre-eminent 
services to the Society. Under his administration its membership 
increased from 800 to 6,000, his influence has extended its activities, 
and a world wide reputation for its Library, its publications and its 
exhibitions has been more firmly established. Mr. Burrage served as 
President for a period of ten years, a longer time than any of his 
predecessors. This Committee regrets that it is unable to present a 
suitable Memoir at this time, but later an account of his horticultural 
life will be written. 

Resolved, that these Resolutions be spread on the records of the 
Society, and that a copy thereof be sent to the family of Mr. Burrage. 

Several important changes in the arrangement of the offices 
inaugurated by Mr. Burrage were carried out early in the year. 
The rearrangement has greatly improved the working quarters 
for the Secretary's staff. Later in the year, when the announce- 
ment was made that Mr. Burrage had bequeathed his horti- 
cultural library of about 2,000 volumes to the Society, it became 
evident that additional library space would be required. Ac- 
cordingly, a new room of ample proportions was made on the 
upper floor of the building, connecting with the present Library 
by a stairway. It was necessary to install several long iron 
girders to support the floor, which was afterwards cemented. 
This, with the heavy tile walls, gives a fireproof room for the 
storage of books. These Library alterations cost about $4,500, 
this amount of money being made available by the profits of the 
Spring show, although $5,000 was withdrawn from these profits 
and added to the Exhibition Insurance Fund, which now totals 
$35,000. 

In July the Trustees elected Mr. Walter Hunnewell Vice- 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 75 

President to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Webster as Presi- 
dent. This left a vacancy in the Board, which was filled by the 
election of Mr. Albert C. Burrage, Jr. 

At a meeting in October, a special committee appointed to 
report on land at the corner of Longwood Avenue and Brookline 
Avenue being held by certain trustees and estates for the 
Society, reported against buying the land and recommended 
that the Society abandon the idea of erecting a new building on 
that site. It was the feeling of the committee that the present 
building will be adequate for many years, that its location is 
very accessible, and that it meets the needs of the public. The 
report was accepted and the recommendations adopted. 

At the October meeting Mrs. Thayer, Chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Gardens, made her report, recommending the follow- 
ing awards : The Society's large gold medal from the H. H. 
Hunnewell fund to Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ames for their estate 
at North Easton; silver medals to Mrs. John R. McG-inley for 
her garden at Smith's Point, Manchester, and to Mr. and Mrs. 
Geoffrey G. Whitney for their garden at Woods Hole; and 
garden certificates to Mr. Archibald Blanchard of Nahant, 
Mr. Charles D. Armstrong of Marston's Mill, North Centerville, 
and to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Proctor of Swampscott. 

In reporting for the special Medal Committee, Mr. Oakes 
Ames made the following recommendations : 

That the George Robert White Medal of Honor be awarded 
to Dr. Frederick V. Coville of Washington, the Jackson Dawson 
Memorial Medal to William H. Judd of the Arnold Arboretum, 
the Thomas Roland Medal to J. D. Eisele of Philadelphia, and 
the Society's large gold medal from the William N. Craig Fund 
to Miss Isabella Preston of Ottawa, Canada. 

Later the Trustees voted a silver medal to the Cambridge 
Plant Club as the oldest garden club in America. It was also 
voted to award the Society's gold medal to Mrs. Eleanor Motley 
Low, who founded the Lowthorpe School of Landscape Archi- 
tecture for Women at Groton, and who has devoted a long life 
to the advancement of horticulture. 

At the last meeting of the year, a special committee recom- 
mended the award of the Albert C. Burrage $1,000 gold vase 
for 1931 to Bobbink & Atkins of Rutherford, N. J., for the 



76 M VSSA(MIUSKTTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

great exliibit set up by this firm at the Spring exhibition in 
1931. This recommendation was adopted. 

The porch competition inaugurated by Mr. Burrage con- 
tinues to attract attention, and the medal award for 1931 was 
made to Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Goodridge of East Milton. 

For the second year the Society opened its doors to the 
University Extension Division of the State Department of 
Education, which conducted two classes, one in landscape gar- 
dening and one in the culture of house plants. The attendance 
was large. 

The loss by death in the year 1931 was heavy, a total of 76, 
including 26 life members and 50 annual members. 

As shown by the President's report, the Society has not 
suffered any loss of membership but, on the contrary, has made 
a steady gain. The proportion of life members to annual mem- 
bers, however, continues smaller than it ought to be. 

The rentals in 1931 brought in $5,626.39, a slightly smaller 
amount than in 1930. 

Horticultural Hall continues to be the meeting place of many 
organizations, which are thus tied up with the Society's activi- 
ties. They include : 

Federation of Garden Clubs of Massachusetts 

New England Wild Flower Preservation Society 

Benevolent Fruit and Flower Mission 

Boston Chapter of the National Association of Gardeners 

Gardeners' and Florists' Club of Boston 

New England Greenkeepers' Association 

Boston Mycological Club 

New England Dahlia Society 

New England Gladiolus Society 

New England Carnation Growers' Association 

The Society has continued its pleasant and helpful relations 
with outside organizations, especially the horticultural societies 
of New York, Pennsylvania, Worcester, and the North Shore. 
There has been the usual exchange of medals with the New York 
and Pennsylvania societies. 

The Secretary again desires to express his hearty apprecia- 
tion of the unfailing support which has been given him by the 
Trustees and members of the Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society. 

Edward I. Farrington, Secretary. 




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78 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Report of the Treasurer 

List of Statements Contained in a Report on the Audit of Accounts and 
Financial Records, for the Tear Ended December 31, 1931 

Exhibit A — Statement of financial condition at December 31, 1931. 
Exhibit B — Statement of income and expenditure, year ended December 

31, 1931. 
Schedule A-l — Investments, December 31, 1931. 
Schedule A-2 — Sundry funds at December 31, 1931. 

Schedule B-l — Statement of income and expenditure, Spring Show 1931. 
Schedule B-2 — Statement of income and expenditure, year ended December 

31, 1931, "Horticulture." 
Schedule B-3 — Building" expenses, year ended December 31, 1931. 
Schedule B-4 — Library appropriation, year ended December 31, 1931. 
Schedule B-5— Library expenses, year ended December 31, 1931. 
Schedule B-6 — Office expenses, year ended December 31, 1931. 

Exhibit A 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AT 
DECEMBER 31, 1931 

Assets 

Cash in Banks and on Hand $ 15,340.83 

Treasurer $ 13,336.60 

Bursar: In banks 782.98 

On hand 10.00 

Savings bank deposit 1,211.25 



$ 15,340.83 

Investments — Valued at Cost — see Schedule A-l 567,231.24 

Capital Assets— see Note 1 580,181.54 

Real estate $498,564.63 

Improvements and additions to buildings .... 19,442.60 

Library 46,580.47 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society History . 6,580.38 
Furniture and exhibition ware 9,013.46 



$580,181.54 
Deferred Charges — Spring Show 1932 52.50 



$1,162,806.11 
Liabilities and Capital Funds 

Sundry Funds— Schedule A-2 $439,019.23 

Special Uses: Principal $156,713.73 

Unexpended income 6,462.20 

$163,175.93 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 79 

General Uses : Principal $275,843.30 

$439,019.23 

Life Membership Fees $ 19,594.00 

Mount Auburn Cemetery Fund 42,542.37 

Capital 564,524.70 

Profit and Loss (Capital) 69,550.15 

Balance, January 1, 1931 $ 68,524.90 

Add : Gain on sale of securities 1,025.25 

$69,550.15 

Income Account 27,575.66 

Balance, January 1, 1931 $ 26,113.59 

Excess of income over expenditure for year 
1931— Exhibit B . 2,918.86 

$ 29,032.45 
Less : Amount expended for new building 

charged off 1,456.79 

$ 27,575.66 

$1,162,806.11 
Note 1 : Capital assets are stated at cost. Depreciation on capital assets 
has not been provided for. 

Note 2: Massachusetts Horticultural Society publishes semi-monthly a 
publication entitled "Horticulture." On December 31, 1931, there was due 
from advertisers in "Horticulture" $9,755.53, and there were bills outstand- 
ing for printing, paper, etc., amounting to $1,669.02. The financial records of 
"Horticulture" are kept on the cash receipts and payments basis. The amount 
due from advertisers and the indebtedness for printing, paper, etc., are not 
reflected in the above statement. 

Exhibit B 

STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENDITURE, YEAR 
ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1931 

Income 

Income from investments and bank interest (less 

proportion allocated to restricted funds) $23,529.91 

Membership fees 12,059.50 

Rentals 5,626.39 

Spring Show 1931— Schedule B-l 16,604.32 

Sundry donations 9.00 



80 M \SSA(MIUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Intidentals $ 165.33 

Sale of lots— Mt. Auburn Cemetery 1,943.91 

$59,938.36 

Less : Subscription portion of membership fees to "Horticulture" 

included in membership fees 1,428.19 



$58,510.17 
Add : "Horticulture" income — Schedule B-2 1,477.51 



Expenditure 
Operating Expenses : 

Building expenses — Schedule B-3 .... $18,156.38 

Library appropriation — Schedule B-4 2,427.05 

Library expenses — Schedule B-5 .... 5,903 68 

Office expenses — Schedule B-6 24,666.51 

Miscellaneous exhibition expense .... 676.42 

Awards and Lectures : 

Lectures $ 196.15 

Medals and certificates 3,590.13 

Judges' fees 400.00 

Prizes in excess of income on restricted 

funds 1,052.50 



$59,987.68 



$51,830.04 



5,238.78 

57,068.82 



Excess of Income over Expenditure: — Transferred to Income 

Account— Exhibit A $ 2,918.86 

Schedule A-l 

INVESTMENTS, DECEMBER 31, 1931 

Bonds 

$ 5,000 American European Securities - 5 1958 $ 5,000.00 

4,000 American Tel. & Tel. Convert 4 1936 4,000.00 

5,000 American Tel. & Tel 5 1946 4,973.75 

20,000 American Tel. & Tel 5 1965 20,106.94 

20,000 Atlantic Refining Co 5 1937 19,940.00 

8,000 Boston & Maine R. R. Reg'd 4y 2 1944 8,000.00 

50,000 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R, R 3y 2 1949 50,000.00 

3,000 Chicago Junction Ry. & Union Stock Yards 5 1940 2,824.50 

15,000 Columbus Electric & Power Co 5 1954 14,700.00 

10,000 Columbus Electric & Power Co 4y 2 1933 9,600.00 

6,000 Commonwealth Edison Co 4*/ 2 1956 5,745.00 

11,000 Consolidated Elec. Co. G. S. F 5 1955 10,010.00 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 81 

10,000 Edison Elec. 111. Co 5 1933 $ 9,950.00 

15,000 Fisk Rubber Co &/ 2 1931 14,737.50 

15,000 Georgia Power Co 5 1967 14,550.00 

15,000 Indianapolis Gas Co 5 1952 14,775.00 

4,000 Interborough Rapid Transit 5 1966 3,920.00 

5,000 Iowa Power & Light Co 4V 2 1958 4,562.50 

20,000 Louisiana Power & Light Co 5 1957 19,200.00 

5,000 New England Tel. & Tel 5 1952 4,982.50 

5,000 New England Power Ass'n 5y 2 1954 4,750.00 

25,000 New South Wales, State of 5 1957 24,062.50 

10,000 New York Central R. R 5 2013 9,950.00 

17,000 New York Power & Light Co 4% 1967 ' 16,090.00 

5,000 North American Edison Co. "C" 5 1969 4,775.00 

10,000 Pacific Gas & Electric 4% 1960 9,800.00 

5,000 Pacific Gas & Electric P/ 2 1957 4,993.75 

12,000 Pacific Tel. & Tel 5 1937 11,670.00 

11,300 Pere Marquette R. R. Co . 5 1956 9,933.75 

3,000 Philadelphia Suburban Water Co 5 1955 2,955.00 

10,000 Public Utilities Corp 5*/ 2 1947 9,925.00 

10,000 Puget Sound Power & Light Co 4y 2 1950 9,450.00 

10,000 Puget Sound Power & Light Co. . 5y 2 1949 10,150.00 

15,000 Railway & Light Securities 5 1951 14,587.50 

25,000 Shawinigan Water Power Co 4y 2 1968 24,625.00 

8,000 Shell Pipe Line Corp 5 1952 7,663.75 

13,000 Southern Pacific Utilities 5 1943 11,862.50 

10,000 Southern California Telephone 5 1947 9,550.00 

5,000 Utah Power & Light Co 5 1944 4,900.00 

5,000 Western Electric Co 5 1944 4,825.00 

5,000 Western Union Tel. Co 5 1938 4,982.50 

15,000 Yodkin River Power Co 5 1941 15,077.50 

Total $468,156.44 

Stocks 

56 American Tel. & Tel $10,176.88 

738 154 / 2 oo Electric Bond & Share Co.""! 

2,726 General Electric Co. Special I 38,147.92 

2,192 General Electric Co. Common J 

500 National Power & Light Cum. Pfd 50,750.00 

Total $99,074.80 

Summary 

Bonds $468,156.44 

Stocks 99,074.80 

Total— Exhibit A $567,231.24 



82 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Schedule A-2 

SUNDRY FUNDS AT DECEMBER 31, 1931 

Income to be Used for Special Purposes 

Unexpended 

Total Income Principal 

Samuel Appleton Fund $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 

Josiah Bradlee Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage— Library 32,105.17 $2,105.17 30,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage— Show 20,000.00 20,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage 1,244.83 5.17 1,250.00 

John C. Chaffin Fund 1,071.89 71.89 1,000.00 

William N. Craig Fund 2,585.00 85.00 2,500.00 

Benjamin B. Davis Fund 523.00 23.00 500.00 

Jackson Dawson Memorial Fund 3,816.85 589.85 3,227.00 

John S. Farlow Fund 2,522.67 22.67 2,500.00 

John S. Farlow — Newton Horticultural 

Society 2,900.42 2,900.42 

Benjamin F. French— No. 1 500.00 500.00 

Benjamin F. French— No. 2 3,000.00 3,000.00 

John Allen French Fund 5,000.61 .61 5,000.00 

John D. Williams French Fund 11,848.10 166.22 11,681.88 

Henry A. Gane Memorial Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 1 680.50 180.50 500.00 

H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 2 2,470.00 470.00 2,000.00 

H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 3 1,605.50 105.50 1,500.00 

John A. Lowell Fund 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Theodore Lyman Fund— No. 1 1,000.00 1,000.00 

Theodore Lyman Fund— No. 2 .... 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Benjamin H. Peirce Fund 1,215.00 415.00 800.00 

Thomas Roland 3,747.03 747.03 3,000.00 

John Lewis Russell Fund 1,353.48 353.48 1,000.00 

*Show Fund 35,000.00 35,000.00 

William J. Walker Fund 2,362.79 8.36 2,354.43 

Levi Whitcomb Fund 500.00 500.00 

George Robert White Fund 11,090.09 1,090.09 10,000.00 

Marshall P. Wilder Fund 1,033.00 33.00 1,000.00 

Total— Exhibit A $163,175.93 $6,462.20 $156,713.73 

Income for General Purposes 

Anonymous Funds $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 

Albert Cameron Burrage Fund 1,200.00 1,200.00 

Helen Collamore Fund 5,000.00 5,000.00 

Arthur F. Estabrook Legacy 47,500.00 47,500.00 

*$5,000 added to this fund in 1931. 



THE ANNUAL. MEETING, 1932 83 

Ida F. Estabrook Legacy $11,238.76 $ 11,238.76 

Caroline S. Freeman Fund 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Francis Brown Hayes Bequest 189,904.54 189,904.54 

Francis Brown Hayes Fund 10,000.00 10,000.00 

Total— Exhibit A $275,843.30 $275,843.30 

Schedule B-l 

SPRING SHOW 1931 
Statement of Income and Expenditure 
Income 
Tickets : 

Regular admissions $47,428.05 

Trade tickets 3,400.00 

Students' tickets 236.00 

Guest tickets 1,710.00 

Miscellaneous tickets 1,149.60 

Garden Club tickets — special 920.25 

$54,843.90 

Rental trade space 6,511.25 

Advertising — special show guide 625.00 

Checking 436.78 

Restaurant 697.48 

Wheel chair rental 31.50 

Telephone 19.36 

Donations — for prizes 5,100.00 

for salaries 18.00 

$68,283.27 

Expenditure 

Rent $ 8,796.58 

Printing 2,362.41 

Salaries and wages 2,473.25 

Advertising 4,720.39 

Prizes 21,003.00 

Stationery and postage 158.12 

Insurance 100.00 

Special rental returned 185.00 

Telephone 95.98 

Supplies 81.48 

Incidentals 6,702.74 

46,678.95 

Excess of Income over Expenditure $21,604.32 

Transferred to Show Fund — Principal 5,000.00 

Balance to General Income — Exhibit B $16,604.32 



84 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Schedule B-2 

"HORTICULTURE" 

Statement of Income and Expenditure, Year Ended December 31, 1931 

Income 

Advertising $ 33,805.73 

Subscriptions 17,538.40 

Books 304.64 

Miscellaneous 158.68 

$51,807.45 

Expenditures 

Printing $23,820.99 

Paper 10,497.30 

Cuts 1,406.74 

Wrappers 479.79 

Postage 3,729.82 

Books 251.53 

Commissions and discounts 6,552.92 

Contributions 1,297.75 

Miscellaneous 2,293.10 

50,329.94 

Excess of Income over Expenditure — Transferred to General 

Income— Exhibit B $ 1,477.51 

Schedule B-3 

BUILDIN1G EXPENSES 
Year Ended December 31, 1931 

Labor $10,050.50 

Supplies 578.45 

Insurance 1,446.85 

Heating 1,120.30 

Lighting 1,666.75 

Telephone and telegraph 61.00 

Repairs and improvements 2,812.76 

Incidentals 419.77 



Totals-Exhibit B $18,156.38 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 85 

Schedule B-4 
LIBRARY APPROPRIATION 

Year Ended December 31, 1931 

Printing $ 74.50 

Binding and repairs 1,333.71 

Books and periodicals 385.00 

Supplies 605.62 

Extra salaries and wages 25.22 

Incidentals 3.00 

Total— Exhibit B $2,427.05 

Schedule B-5 
LIBRARY EXPENSES 

Year Ended December 31, 1931 

Salaries $5,246.25 

Supplies 167.68 

Postage 97.50 

Insurance 2.00 

Repairs 389.00 

Incidentals 1.25 

Total— Exhibit B $5,903.68 

Schedule B-6 

OFFICE EXPENSES 

Year Ended December 31, 1931 

Salaries $14,709.00 

Stationery and postage 2,003.84 

Printing 2,023.48 

Supplies 486.98 

Telephone and telegraph 426.77 

Repairs 7.02 

Binding 17.50 

Incidentals 4,991.92 



Total— Exhibit B $24,666.51 



86 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

Report of the Library Committee 

An account of a year's work in the Library is both a state- 
ment of events and a report of progress. The real test of a 
year's success is the way in which the Library is used by the 
membership of the Society at large. We therefore buy books 
old and new, broaden our contacts, strengthen resources, or 
improve equipment with the purpose of meeting the needs of 
patrons more effectively. 

An unusually large number of requests have come to the 
Library from workers on important problems ; whether because 
more people are doing serious work or because more of them 
are turning to us is an interesting speculation. These readers 
have been of varied types, amateurs, garden club officers, pro- 
fessional horticulturists and landscape architects, book store 
managers, authors, librarians. They are not limited in residence 
to the neighborhood of Boston. Although the New England 
states, New York and Pennsylvania provide most of our patron- 
age we have regular correspondents and borrowers from Maine 
to Alabama and California. 

In addition to a large unrecorded use of books in the reading 
room, 3,508 volumes were borrowed for use at home in 1931, and 
nearly half these books went out by mail. It is often this oppor- 
tunity to borrow books that attracts distant members into the 
Society. 

The number of other libraries and institutions with which 
we have exchanged information has grown in two years from 
16 to 48. The most significant of these contacts in 1931 was -an 
invitation from the Library of Congress to be represented in 
their "Project B, Increase of the Bibliographic Apparatus," 
generally known as their Union Catalogues. This is a record of 
the location of books of interest to students, and is gradually 
being developed to cover all fields of knowledge and all the 
important libraries of the country. 

Four hundred and forty-eight volumes were added to the 
Library in 1931. The list includes a number of very important 
works, such as : 

Rariorum aliquot stirpium per Hispanias obseruatarum historia, 

by Clusius, published in 1576. 
Species plantarum, by Linnaeus, first edition, 1753. 
The Herball, or generall historie of plantes, by Gerarde, first and 

second editions, 1597 and 1633. 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 87 

The Botanic garden, by Maund, published between 1825 and 1851, 

a complete set, of an earlier and better impression than the one 

we already had. 
Gardens of colony and state, recently published by the Garden 

Club of America. 
Orchids of the north eastern United States photographed from 

nature by Edwin Hale Lincoln, published 1931. 

Mr. Burrage, our late President, bequeathed to the Society 
his horticultural library. The books have not yet been given into 
our care, but the catalogue shows that the collection is large and 
of fine quality, and, as we would expect, is rich in orchid litera- 
ture. It is one of the finest of such gifts with which our Library 
has been honored, and will enrich our shelves considerably. 

Two important Library projects have been carried on from 
1930, the indexing of a selected group of magazines, and the 
repair and preservation of bindings. 

A new and long-needed shelf list of the Library has been 
undertaken, and will give us an important permanent record. 
Its most fundamental use is the taking of inventories, and for 
this it has no substitute. It gives the Librarian almost equally 
essential information about the make-up of the collection, and 
has already been helpful to staff and readers as a bibliography. 

We have had a new storage stack built to give space for 
nearly 20,000 additional volumes. The reading room has been 
provided with new lights and with new display racks for maga- 
zines, and the charging desk and catalogue cases have been 
rearranged to make a more effective working unit. A number 
of readers have expressed their pleasure in the greater con- 
venience and improved appearance of the room. 

Nathaniel T. Kidder, Chairman. 

Report of the Committee on Lectures and Publications 

The Committee on Lectures and Publications has been con- 
cerned particularly the past year with Horticulture, inasmuch 
as all publications have been affected to a greater or lesser 
degree by current business conditions. Fortunately, Horticul- 
ture has not suffered as much as many other publications in 
the same line or, for that matter, in the general field. The cir- 
culation, indeed, has continued to increase. The number of 
paid-up subscribers the first of January, 1931, was 20,549. This 
number had grown to 22,245 at the beginning of this year and 
has continued to increase, making the count for April 1 ? the 



88 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

last available figures, 23,081. These figures include blanket 
subscriptions from the Pennsylvania and New York societies, 
which have not fallen behind, a fact which indicates their con- 
tinued prosperity. This linking together of the three societies 
through the medium of Horticulture has been an advantageous 
arrangement, your committee believes, in every way. The three 
societies have co-operated in recent years as never before and 
have been of assistance to each other in various ways. The com- 
bined membership of the three societies constitutes a very 
powerful influence for the advancement of horticulture, as a 
vocation and an avocation. 

Like most publications, Horticulture is carrying fewer pages 
than it normally would carry at this season of the year. With 
a shrinkage in advertising receipts it has become necessary to 
curtail somewhat its publication expense. This means inevitably 
a somewhat smaller paper. The editor has endeavored to meet 
the situation by obtaining the best possible editorial material 
but by boiling it down to make it occupy as little space as pos- 
sible. In this way a great number of subjects has been discussed 
throughout the year. It is safe to say, that almost every plant 
of importance being cultivated in the gardens of this country 
today can be found mentioned in the index of Horticulture. In 
the years to come, no publication will serve as a better guide 
to the plants in cultivation today. 

As our greatest income is derived from advertising a few 
comparisons may be of interest. We find that advertising re- 
ceipts, which totaled $38,579.31 in 1929, dropped to $36,401.71 
in 1930, and made a still greater decline in 1931, when the total 
receipts were only $33,805.73. This decline in advertising re- 
ceipts is a natural result of impaired business conditions and, 
as may again be pointed out, is much less in comparison than 
the decline suffered by many other magazines. 

Subscription receipts, on the other hand, have come to be an 
increasingly important factor, amounting in 1931 to $17,538.40. 

The books of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society show 
that the total receipts from Horticulture for the year 1931 were 
$51,807.45 while expenses totaled $51,758.13. 

A marked drop in the price of paper has been taken advan- 
tage of in buying paper stock for the present year. This will 
help materially to reduce the cost of publication. It was also 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 89 

deemed best at the beginning of the year to do away with two- 
color covers as a matter of economy. The present type of cover, 
which was adopted with the first number in January, seems to 
be giving satisfaction and permits another saving in publica- 
tion costs. 

Horticulture has maintained its position as the leading 
publication in its own particular field. Indeed, it has no com- 
petitor as a horticultural news magazine going to its readers 
twice a month. The committee feels that it is serving a very 
useful purpose and that it continues to be one of the Society's 
most valuable assets. 

The occasional publication of a bulletin on a subject not 
adequately covered has proved wise. These bulletins are sold 
at cost and a surprisingly large number are called for. The 
bulletin on Rock Gardens has sold especially well, nearly 2,000 
copies having been disposed of. Dr. Kendall's bulletin on 
Grapes has also sold well — a total of about 1,200 copies. About 
550 copies of the bulletin on House Plants have been sold. A 
new bulletin on Begonias by Mrs. H. H. Buxton of Peabody, 
which was issued this Spring at 50 cents, has proved especially 
useful and almost 100 copies were sold at the Spring show. 
This is probably the most complete treatise on Begonias which 
has been published to date in this country. 

Three lectures were given by the Society in the course of 
1931, one on March 9 by Clarence Elliott, a well known English 
horticulturist, one on June 5 by R. M. Cooley of Silverton, 
Ore., and one on August 22 by Professor A. B. Stout of the 
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Park, N. Y. It has not yet 
seemed wise to resume the practice of putting on a regular 
lecture course, as is done in Philadelphia and New York. The 
committee prefers to be free to engage, even at short notice, 
any prominent person whose ability as a lecturer is recognized 
and who happens to be in this part of the country. 

Howard Coonley, Chairman. 













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THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 91 

Report of the Committee on Exhibitions 

It is unnecessary to tell the members of the Society that the 
1932 Spring 1 flower show held in Horticultural Hall, March 9 to 
March 14, was a success. The crowds which packed the hall and 
made it necessary to close the doors on several occasions at- 
tested that fact. The count of tickets showed a total attendance 
of 41,000. The paid admissions were 23,094 and 5,903 annual 
members attended on their free tickets. There was a total 
income of $30,755.58 with a total profit well above $15,000. 

The crowded condition of the show proved to your committee 
that the time had arrived to make a definite decision as to 
future Spring exhibitions. The committee believes that the 
Society should plan for a comprehensive show in larger quar- 
ters each year to meet the demands of the public and to keep 
up with the trend of the times. The committee is firm in the 
belief that the flower exhibitions of Boston should be kept in 
the hands of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and that 
every effort should be made on the part of the Society to meet 
the wishes of exhibitors and visitors alike. The Committee on 
Exhibitions has already recommended to the Trustees that the 
Spring show of 1933 be held in a larger hall and the Trustees 
have authorized such action. Several steps towards putting the 
show on a solid business basis have been taken. This year the 
Trustees were given an itemized budget which they approved. 

The publicity this year was handled by the Society itself 
through its Secretary, with results as good or better than when 
the advertising was carried on through an expensive outside 
agency. This brought about a very considerable saving. 

Free tickets this year were greatly limited. 

Annual members were limited to two free admissions, includ- 
ing the preview. Your committee believes that the proposed 
changes in the by-laws which are being voted upon at this 
meeting are important and should be carried through. 

The date of this year's show was synchronized so far as 
possible w T ith that of the New York show, making it possible 
for garden lovers to enjoy both exhibitions. 

If future shows are to be held in larger quarters and are to 
include trade exhibits, it will be necessary to begin the work of 
preparation for each show immediately after the close of the 
previous show. More or less constant work is required for a 
year to put on one of these great exhibitions. In view of this 



92 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

fact, the Committee on Exhibitions recommended to the 
Trustees that they authorize the appointment of an assistant 
to the Secretary, whose work should deal primarily with the 
shows. The Trustees adopted the recommendation and author- 
ized the appointment of such a man, who has been obtained in 
the person of Mr. James Geehan. It may be said that prepara- 
tions for next year's show have already been started. 

Although our Spring shows have ranked well and often have 
been better in quality than many of those held elsewhere, it is 
certain that they must be even better staged and better man- 
aged if they are to be permanently and increasingly successful. 
Is it not possible that the flower shows of America are still in 
the infant stage ? Personally, I believe this to be so and that 
the future possibilities are great and surprising. A flower show 
is increasingly a business as well as a pleasure proposition, and 
proper organization will richly repay justified expense. 

Another point to which the Committee on Exhibitions has 
given much thought is the judging of the shows, this applying 
to all the shows of the year. The committee believes that the 
use of a suitable system of point judging is indispensable. 
Exhibitors who know that their exhibits are going to be judged 
by a proper scale of points will be reconciled to accept the 
awards, while those setting up exhibits will be on their toes to 
stage displays which will give the best possible results. Boston 
should set the standard for a scientifically worked out system 
of judging. 

Judging is very difficult and judges should really be trained 
for the job. Yet by using a properly worked out and printed 
procedure, the result of continued tests, flower shows can be 
vastly improved, to the benefit of all concerned. Close co-opera- 
tion between the Committee on Exhibitions and the Committee 
on Prizes is necessary to effect these desired results. 

For several years the Society has been extremely fortunate 
in the weather conditions which have prevailed in Spring flower 
show week, which must partly account for the continued finan- 
cial success. It is hardly possible that this should always be so. 
An untimely blizzard might cause great loss. Indeed, such a 
disaster might be repeated successively for several seasons. 
Therefore, it would seem to be the part of wisdom to keep the 
flower show reserve fund, made up from flower show profits, 
amply sufficient to meet such losses without otherwise drawing 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 93 

on the funds of the Society. There is now a reserve fund for this 
purpose amounting to $35,000. My personal view is that this 
amount might well be increased to. $50,000. 

The smaller shows during the past year have been reasonably 
successful, although weather conditions interfered somewhat 
with the June exhibitions. The plan of holding the Summer 
shows in the middle of the week instead of over the week-end 
was tried out with two shows and proved so successful that it 
is being extended to other shows this year. Many of our mem- 
bers spend their week-ends in the country or at the seashore, 
or else have Summer homes, and have declined to leave on 
Saturday or Sunday even for a flower exhibition. This year 
the Iris show, the Peony show, the Gladiolus show, and the 
children's exhibition will be held in the middle of the week. The 
Dahlia exhibitors preferred to have the Dahlia show retained 
for Saturday and Sunday. The Iris exhibition 1931 was at- 
tended by 4,617 persons. The attendance at the Peony, Rose, 
Sweet Pea and Strawberry exhibition increased to 6,375. The 
Gladiolus exhibition was attended by 9,414 persons, a sur- 
prisingly large number for late August. The Dahlia exhibition 
was attended by 5,304 persons and was not a great success, 
owing to the unfavorable season. 

This year the American Iris Society has been invited to hold 
its annual exhibition in connection with the Society's exhibi- 
tion, the date being June 8 and 9, and this promises to be the 
largest Iris show ever held in Boston. It comes at an unusually 
favorable time, as the National Council of State Garden Club 
Federations will be meeting in Boston on the dates of the show. 

The Committee on Exhibitions wishes to acknowledge with 
gratitude the sincere co-operation and help of the late Presi- 
dent Albert C. Burrage and his successor, President Edwin S. 
Webster. Each attended the meetings of the committee regu- 
larly and much of the success which the committee has enjoyed 
is due largely to their constant help and advice. 

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THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 95 

Report of the Committee on Prizes 

The report of the Prize Committee covers exhibitions from 
June 10-11, 1931, to March 10-14, 1932. The Society provided 
for its customary six exhibitions and the exhibition of the 
products of children's gardens. 

The Iris exhibition did not offer anything very striking, nor 
were the flowers shown to good advantage. It was very dis- 
appointing to see them closing up during the afternoon of the 
first day. Rhododendrons and Azaleas were shown in very 
limited numbers. It appears to be very difficult to arrange the 
dates satisfactorily to these subjects ; much depends on weather 
conditions. 

The Peony, Rose, Sweet Pea and Strawberry exhibition is 
ever an attraction to the general public and last year was no 
less so than formerly. The quality was very fine but compared 
with former exhibitions was very short of material. 

The Gladiolus exhibition was very fine and in conjunction 
with the New England Gladiolus Society, a goodly array of 
fine stock was displayed. This is the most popular exhibition 
of the Summer season. No outstanding new varieties were 
offered for scoring. 

The Dahlia display was a disappointment. For several days 
previous to the show the heat was excessive ; consequently the 
Dahlias suffered. The perennial displays by some of our de- 
voted members were the attraction and salvation of several of 
the small exhibitions during the Summer. More attractive 
premiums should be provided for this class of plants, ever 
increasing in popularity. 

The Autumn exhibition was one of great beauty and charm, 
with a large variety of entries of rare quality and excellent 
arrangements. 

Chrysanthemums and Carnations are coming to the fore 
once more in our Fall shows and give us more scope for arrange- 
ment. At the 1931 show Dr. W. G. Kendall was awarded the 
President's Cup for a very unique arrangement of hardy 
grapes, said by many to be the most complete collection ever 
displayed here. Vegetables, too, at this time were very well 
set up in attractive shape. We shall see in future shows more 
of the artistic arrangements that can be carried out in fruit 
and vegetable displays. Fruit was of excellent quality and we 



96 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 

suggest that the fruit schedule be brought up to date as to 
include newer varieties of apples. 

The Spring exhibition was one of the most beautiful the 
Society has ever held in Horticultural Hall, with a finish and 
artistic touch unexcelled. We cannot pass on without giving 
special tribute to Mrs. Albert C. Burrage for her remarkable 
exhibit of a tropical garden and Orchids, and we need to men- 
tion the unusual gardens of Mr. Edwin S. Webster, Mrs. Homer 
Gage, Mrs. C. G. Weld, Mrs. Theodore Brown and Mrs. M. M. 
Curran and the Orchids of Mr. Webster, Mr. Jere Downs, Mrs. 
Galen Stone, Walter H. Jewell and Thomas Roland, Inc. The 
President's Cup was awarded to The Gardens in the Woods 
(W. C. Curtis Ormand Hamilton) for a wild garden effect. 

The Holland scenery and Tulip garden of Breck's Inc. and 
the Ernest H. Wilson garden of Borowsky, too, had their 
interesting spots. 

Again we feel that our judges have done their work thor- 
oughly, conscientiously and without fear. They have attended 
regularly and have worked in full accord with the specialists 
appointed by the Prize Committee to judge in special classes. 

These men deserve the Society's commendation for their 
untiring efforts to interpret the schedule honestly and for the 
time they sacrifice to the uplift of horticulture. 

Samuel J. Goddard, Chairman. 

Report on the 1931 Exhibition of the Products 
of Children's Gardens 

The exhibitions of the products of children's gardens have 
greatly improved in the quality of the material displayed and 
many favorable comments were made last year on the improved 
appearance of the entire exhibit. This improvement was partly 
due to the greater space allotted to both individual and group 
exhibits, which permitted better arrangement on the part of 
the exhibitors, and made the work of the judges less compli- 
cated in handling the large number of classes to be judged. 
Crowding of exhibits, particularly in some of the most popular 
classes, is hard to avoid with many last minute entries. 

The Society has been very fortunate in obtaining the services 
of judges who have been most helpful in their sympathetic 
attitude toward the problems involved: 



THE ANNUAL MEETING, 1932 97 

An innovation last year which seemed to work very well, was 
the showing of a garden film in the lower hall while the exhibit 
hall was cleared for judging. This provided entertainment and 
instruction for the children during this tedious waiting period 
and was a much appreciated feature of the exhibition. 

Marion Roby Case, Chairman. 

The Result of the Balloting 

At 5 p.m. the polls were closed and the results announced as 
follows : 

There were 35 votes for each of the following, who were 
declared elected: 

President (from May 2, 1932 to May 1, 1933) 

Edwin S. Webster 
Vice-President (from December 31, 1932 to May 7, 1934) 

Walter Hunnewell 
Trustees (from December 31, 1932 to May 6, 1935) 

Mrs. Bayard Thayer 

Mrs. Homer Gage 

Howard Coonley 

Samuel J. Goddard 

Harold S. Ross 

There were 33 votes for the following amendments to the 
by-laws, which were declared adopted : 

Amend Section XII, Clause 3, by striking out the entire clause and 
substituting the following : 

(3) Each member of the society shall be entitled to have at least one 
free admission to every exhibition of the society under rules established 
by the board of trustees. 

Amend Section VIII, Clause E, by striking out the first two lines and 
substituting the following : 

(E) The Committee on Exhibitions, consisting of at least two trustees 
and three other members of the society, who may or may not be 
trustees. . . . 

Amend Section VIII, Clause F, by striking out the first two lines and 
substituting the following : 

(F) The Committee on Prizes, consisting of at least two trustees and 
three other members of the society, who may or may not be trustees. . . . 



Membership in the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society 

The constitution of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
fixes the annual dues at $2.00. For many years it was customary 
to charge an admission fee of $10.00, but by vote of the Trustees 
this requirement has been set aside for the present. Until the 
end of this year the only charge to new members will be $2.00, 
although this sum does not cover the cost to the Society of the 
publications which they will receive. 

Life membership is obtained by paying the sum of $50.00, 
no further charge ever being required. Annual members who 
have paid the entrance fee of $10.00 in past years may become 
life members by paying $40.00 additional. 

All members receive an identification card, which should be 
presented when books are borrowed from the Library. 

Any man or woman in any part of the country who is 
properly endorsed may make application for membership. New 
members are needed in order to increase the influence of the 
Society, and to broaden the scope of its work. 

Application blanks may be obtained by writing to 

The Secretary, 

Horticultural Hall, 

Boston, Mass. 

Note — The Secretary is glad to have present members send him the 
names of friends who might like to become enrolled. 



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Necrology 



The following is a list of the members of the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society whose deaths were reported during the 
year 1931 : 



Mrs. John E. Alexandre 

Miss Mabel Keyes Babcock 

Mrs. Blanche H. Barnes 

Mrs. Dwight Blaney 

Arthur L. Blodgett 

J. M. Bradshaw 

Mrs. Joseph S. Bryant 

Miss Annie L. Burke 

Albert C. Burrage 

Mrs. F. B. Carpenter 

John Chany 

John L. Chapman 

Edward P. Claflin 

Mrs. Clara I. Cottle 

Newell L. Cutler 

Miss Agnes L. Dodge 

Charles F. Dowse 

Mrs. Clara B. C. Emerson 

Mrs. William Farnsworth 

Mrs. William H. Forbes 

Daniel C. French 

Mrs. Joseph E. Garland 

Morris Gray 

Erik H. Green 

Mrs. Willard Hanson 

Augustus Hemenway 

Joseph P. B. Henshaw 

Z. T. Hollingsworth 

Henry S. Howe 

L. Gertrude Howes 

Allen Hubbard 

Henry Sargent Hunnewell 

Hon. Joseph R. Leeson 

Mrs. Annie E. Libbey 

Mrs. Arthur F. Lord 

William C. Loring 

Daniel V. Mclsaac 

Charles H. Millett 

Alexander Montgomery 



Mrs. Charles H. Morss 

Everett P. Mudge 

Miss P. S. Murray 

Frederic R. Newbold 

Mrs. Emma D. Newhall 

Henry Nickerson 

Rev. John T. O'Brien 

Mrs. Leora E. Perkins 

Arthur Perry 

Waldo E. Pratt 

Mrs. Charlotte H. Presbrey 

Charles R. Price 

Mrs. C. E. Putnam 

Mrs. F. N. Robinson 

Charles Frederick Rogers 

Miss Marjorie Rolfe 

William Rollins 

Mrs. Bethia L. Sankey 

George H. Sargent 

Mrs. Frederick R. Sawyer 

Robert Seaver 

Mrs. Edna W. Small 

Mrs. Carroll Smith 

Mrs. Fanny Z. Smith 

Eugene A. Snow 

Moorfield Storey 

John H. Sturgis 

Charles H. Swan 

J. Arthur Taylor 

Henry J. Thayer 

Prof. Charles Henry Thompson 

Stanley Thorpe 

Mrs. Harry N. Vaughn 

Miss Alice Wakefield 

Mrs. J. Otis Wardwell 

Harry K. White 

Arthur E. Whitney 

Howard 0. Wood 



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Massachusetts Horticultural 
Society 

HONORARY MEMBERS 

1900 Dr. Henry S. Pritchett, New York. 



CORRESPONDING MEMBERS 

1925 D. M. Andrews, Boulder, Colorado. 

1925 Rudolph D. Anstead, Director of the Agricultural College, 
Madras, India. 

1921 J. F. Bailey, Director of the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, South 

Australia. 
1889 Dr. L. H. Bailey, Ithaca, New York. 
1925 F. R. S. Balfour, Dawyck, Stobo, Peebleshire, Scotland. 
1911 W. J. Bean, 2, Mortlake Road, Kew, England. 
1918 Desire Bois, Paris, France. 

1925 I. H. Burkill, F.L.S., care the Royal Gardens, Kew. 
1925 G. H. Cave, Ashton-under-Hill, England. 

1922 Joseph Edgar Chamberlin, Boston, Mass. 
1918 Leon Chenault, Orleans, France. 

1921 Fred J. Chittenden, Director of the Royal Horticultural 
Society Gardens, Wisley, Ripley, Surrey, England. 

1925 Woon Young Chun, Botanical Dept., Southeastern University, 
Nanking, China. 

1921 Allister Clark, Glenara, Bulla, Victoria, Australia. 

1921 Dr. Leonard Cockayne, Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand. 

1925 Henri Correvon, Geneva, Switzerland. 

1925 G. W. Darnell- Smith, Director of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, 
Sydney, New South Wales. 

1925 Henry F. du Pont, Winterthur, Delaware. 

1925 Pierre S. du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware. 

1925 Charles C. Eley, M.A., F.L.S., Suffolk, England. 

1925 I. B. Pole Evans, C.M.G., Chief of Division and Director 
Botanical Survey, Pretoria, South Africa. 

1925 G. Fraser, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

1925 W. G. Freeman, B.S.C., F.L.S., Director of the Botanic Garden, 
Trinidad. 

1900 Beverly T. Galloway, Department of Agriculture, Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

1918 Professor N. E. Hansen, Brookings, South Dakota. 

1925 Miss M. C. Hastie, Magnolia Gardens, S. C. 

1911 Professor U. P. Hedrick, Geneva, N. Y. 

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MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 101 

1907 Dr. Augustine Henry, Dublin, Ireland. 

1925 Joseph Hers, Tung- Chang Hutung, Peking-, China. 

1925 William Hertrick, San Gabriel, California. 

1925 Hermann A. Hesse, Weener, Germany. 

1925 M. Robert Hickel, Versailles, France. 

1925 Arthur W. Hill, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, 

England. 
1925 E. G. Hill, Richmond, Ind. 
1925 E. Hillier, Winchester, England. 

1897 J. W. Hoffman, Orangeburg, S. C. 
1925 R. E. Horsey, Rochester, N. Y. 

1925 Professor H. H. Hu, National Southeastern University, Nan- 
king, China. 

1925 Mrs. C. L. Hutchinson, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. 

1925 Hon. William M. Jardine, Washington, D. C. 

1925 Charles W. Knight, Oakdale, N. Y. 

1921 C. E. Lane-Poole, Canberra, Australia. 

1925 C. C. Laney, Rochester, N. Y. 

1875 G. F. B. Leighton, Norfolk, Virginia. 

1911 M. Emile Lemoine, Nancy, France. 

1925 Gerald W. E. Loder, M.A., F.L.S., Sussex, England. 

1925 Donald MacGregor, care Royal Gardens, Kew. 

1925 Dr. Rudolph Marloth, Capetown, South Africa. 

1925 Sir John S. Maxwell, Pollokshaws, Scotland. 

1925 The Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert E. Maxwell, Bart, F.R.S., D.C.L., 
Wigtownshire, North Britain. 

1875 F. C. Maxwell, Geneva, N. Y. 

1925 John McLaren, San Francisco, California. 

1918 J. Horace McFarland, Harrisburg, Pa. 

1925 Mrs. William Mercer, Doylestown, Pa. 

1911 Wilhelm Miller, University of Illinois, Urbana, 111. 

1925 Rev. E. M. Mills, D.D., Laguna Beach, California. 

1925 Dr. Kingo Miyabe, Director of the Botanic Garden, Sapporo, 
Japan. 

1898 Sir Frederick W. Moore, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland. 

1918 Dr. George T. Moore, Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Mo. 
1925 F. Cleveland Morgan, Montreal, Canada. 

1887 Sir Daniel Morris, K.C.M.G., 14 Crabton Close, Boscombe, 

Hants, England. 
1925 Mr. Joy Morton, Chicago, Illinois. 

1919 M. Seraphin Joseph Mottet, Verrieres-le-Buisson (Seine-et- 

Oise), France. 
1925 F. R. Newbold, New York, N. Y. 
1925 M. L. Parde, Nogent-sur-Vernisson (Loiret), France. 
1906 Lt.-Col. Sir David Prain, Warlingham, Surrey, England. 



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1925 Miss Isabel Preston, Ottawa, Canada. 

1925 Johannes Rafn, Skovfrokontoret, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

1S94 Cavaliere Enrico Raguso, Palermo, Sicily. 

1925 Dr. Robert Ridgway, Olney, Illinois. 

1906 Dr. Henry L. Ridley, care Royal Gardens, Kew. 

1898 Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Ph.D., Curator of the Gray 

Herbarium of Harvard University, Cambridge. 
1875 William Robinson, East Grinstead, Sussex, England. 
1921 L. Rodway, C.M.G., Government Botanist and Secretary, 

Botanic Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania. 

1899 William Salway, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

1925 Camillo. Schneider, Charlottenburg, Germany. 

1925 F. L. Skinner, Dropmore, Manitoba. 

1925 Professor William Wright Smith, Royal Botanic Gardens, 
Edinburgh, Scotland. 

1925 Dr. H. Spaeth, Berlin-Baumschulenweg, Germany. 

1925 Dr. Otto Stapf, London, England. 

1921 David Tannock, Superintendent, Botanic Gardens, Dunedin, 
New Zealand. 

1893 Professor William Trelease, Urbana, 111. 

1921 M. Jacques de Vilmorin, Paris, France. 

1912 Professor Hugo de Vries, University of Amsterdam, Amster- 
dam, Holland. 

1918 F. Gomer Waterer, Bagshot, Surrey, England. 

1925 Cyril T. White, Government Botanist, Brisbane, Queensland, 
Australia. 

1919 J. C. Williams, Gorran, Cornwall, England. 

1906 Miss Ellen Willmott, Great Warley, Essex, England. 

1921 Gurney Wilson, Richmond, Surrey, England. 

1925 John C. Wister, Germantown, Pa. 

1901 Professor L. Wittmack, Secretary of the Horticultural Society, 

Berlin. 
1925 Major A. C. T. Woodward, Bewdley, Worcestershire, England. 



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Abbott, Mr. A. H., Winchester. 

Abbott, Mrs. Edward Moseley, Westferd. 

Abbott, Mrs. Edward West, Cambridge. 

Abbott, Mrs. Joseph L., Belmont. 

Achorn, Mr. C. C, South Portland, Me. 

Ackerson, Mr. Herbert N., Braintree. 

Ackerson, Mrs. Herbert N., Braintree. 

Adams, Mrs. Comfort A., Belmont. 

Adams, Miss Edna, Somerville. 

Adams, Mr. Karl, Boston. 

Adams, Mrs. Karl, Boston. 

Adams, Mr. Norman I., Lexington. 

Adams, Mrs. R. M., Winchester. 

Adams, Mrs. Walter S., Newtonville. 

Aerschong, Mr. Oskar, Chestnut Hill. 

Albee, Mr. Fred H., Winchester. 

Alden, Mrs. Eunice W., West Roxbury. 

Alexander, Miss Elizabeth, Concord. 

Alexander, Mrs. William A., West Rox- 
bury. 

Allan, Mrs. Dorothea F., West Lebanon, 
N. H. 

Allen, Dr. F. W., West Newton. 

Allen, Mr. George M., Boston. 

Allen, Miss Lillian, West Roxbury. 

Allen, Miss Phyllis M., Newton. 

Allen, Miss Viola, West Roxbury. 

Allison, Mrs. Mary V., Belmont. 

Almey, Mr. J. R., Winnipeg, Canada. 

Altieri, Mr. William S., Newton. 

Ames, Miss Lois W., East Weymouth. 

Anderson, Mr. Edgar, Jamaica Plain. 

Anderson, Mrs. Marie, Cresbard, 
N. Dakota. 

Andrews, Mrs. Dora W., Woburn. 

Angell, Mrs. C. N., Needham. 

Angier, Mr. Albert E., Marion. 

Angier, Mrs. George M., Marion. 

Ansley, Mrs. Charles, Auburndale. 

Anthony, Mr. DeForest, Fall River. 

Anthony, Mrs. DeForest, Fall River. 

Anthony, Mrs. Mabel H., Norwood. 

Anthony, Mrs. Marion P., Taunton. 

Applegate, Mrs. Octavius, Wellesley' 
Hills. 

Apsley, Mrs. Lewis Dewart, Hudson. 

Ardery, Mrs. C. B., Lexington, Ky. 

Armstrong, Miss Florence E., Mattapan. 

Arnold, Mrs. Charles W., Andover. 

Arnold, Mr. William, Mountain View, 
Me. 

Arsenault, Mrs. Fred J., Nashua, N. H. 

Ashman, Mr. Elmore Gilbert, Walpole. 

Atwater, Mr. C. B., Natick. 

Atwater, Mrs. H. D., Norwell. 

Atwood, Mrs. C. F., Arlington. 

Atwood, Mrs. William L., Brookline. 

Ayer, Mrs. Alice M., Waban. 

Ayres, Mrs. Frank C, West Newton. 

Ayres, Mrs. Philip N., Waban. 

Babcock, Mr. H. C, Norwood. 

Badger, Mrs. Harold B., Wollaston. 

Bailey, Mrs. Charles W., Wollaston. 

Bailey, Mrs. Elsa C, Auburndale. 



Bailey, Prof. Mervyn J., Boston. 

Bailey, Miss Theodora, Somerville. 

Bailey, M.D., William, Penacook, N. H. 

Baker, Mrs. E. H., Wollaston. 

Baker, Mr. George Herbert, Weymouth. 

Baker, Mrs. Lawrence A., Falmouth. 

Baker, Mrs. Lee, Brockton. 

Baker, Mr. Robert L., Cambridge. 

Ball, Mr. Francis L., Cambridge. 

Banks, Mr. John, Osterville. 

Bard, Mrs. Philip, Cambridge. 

Bardin, Miss Angie E., Boston. 

Barker, Mr. Frank D., Weymouth. 

Barnes, Mrs. David D., Belmont. 

Barnes, Miss Marie A., Shrewsbury. 

Barnes, Mr. Russell N., Brookline. 

Barnet, Mr. S. J., Boston. 

Barrow, Mrs. Ralph, Beacon Hill. 

Barry, Mrs. Alice T., Wollaston. 

Bartley, Miss Nellie M., Marshfield Hills. 

Barton, Mrs. Rosalia E., Weston. 

Barton, Mr. Walter J., Weston. 

Bass, Mr. Edgar E., Willimantic, Conn. 

Batchelder, Mrs. George L., Boston. 

Batchelder, Mrs. Philip, Rumford, R. I. 

Batey, Mr. J. Charles, Newton Upper 
Falls. 

Bayles, Mrs. James, Tyngsboro. 

Beals, Mrs. Harry M., Marblehead. 

Beane, Mrs. Samuel C, North Andover. 

Beasley, Mrs. Ralph W., Canton. 

Beaton, Miss Sarah Alice, Middleboro. 

Beck, Mrs. Edwin F., Needham. 

Becker, Mr. Howard G., West Spring- 
field. 

Behnke, Mrs. Henry A., Wakefield. 

Belcher, Miss E. B., Winthrop. 

Bell, Mr. Daniel S., Wellesley Farms. 

Bell, Miss Mary, Beverly. 

Benedict, Jr., Mrs. George W., Cohasset. 

Bennett, Mrs. Harold, Melrose. 

Benson, Mr. Arthur E., East Braintree. 

Benson, Mr. Ernest R., Newtonville. 

Berckmans, Mr. Louis A., Augusta, Ga. 

Bergstrom, Mrs. Elizabeth V., Waltham. 

Berry, Miss Agnes L., Maiden. 

Berry, Miss Ella M., Freeport, Me. 

Berry, Miss L. A., Maiden. 

Bickford, Miss Ina A., New Hampton, 
N. H. 

Bigelow, Mrs. Edward T., Duxbury. 

Billings, Miss C. H.. Winchester. 

Billings, Dr. Charles H.. Norwood. 

Billings, Mrs. Fred E.. Rockland. 

Billings, Mrs. Howard J., South Acton. 

Binney, Miss Emily V., Middletown. 

Bird, Jr., Mr. Charles Sumner, East 
Walpole. 

Birdsall, Mrs. Rebecca C, Dedham. 

Birnie, Mr. Robert. South Easton. 

Bischoff, Mr. Ralph P., Newton. 

Bitman, Mrs. Flora B., Jamaica Plain. 

Black, Mrs. Frank A., West Newton. 

Blackman, Mrs. Mabel A., Needham. 



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Blair, Mrs. Jennie L., Boston. 

Blake, Miss Elsie M., Boston. 

Blake, Mr. Guy G., Atlantic. 

Blanchard, Miss Amy, Milton. 

Blaney, Miss Elizabeth H., Bostcn. 

Blaser, Mrs. John A., Braintree. 

Bliss, Mrs. Albert W., Marion. 

Bloecher, Mrs. Walter P., Waban. 

Boardman. Mr. Gerald D., Boston. 

Bond, Mr. H. W., Braintree. 

Booth, Mrs. Gilbert A., Quincy. 

Borden, Mrs. Robert R., Fall River. 

Borge, Mr. John, Rockport. 

Borrows, Jr., Mrs. Peter, Chelmsford. 

Borst, Mr. Edward W., Fayville. 

Bosson, Mrs. Albert D., Boston. 

Bourne, Mrs. Charles O., Melrose. 

Boutwell, Mrs. Winthrop S., Andover. 

Bowes, Miss Ellen C, Boston. 

Bowker, Mrs. Leland R., East Milton. 

Boyden, Mrs. Mabel R., Newtonville. 

Bradford, Mrs. Fiske, Winchester. 

Bradley, Miss Mabel C, Hyde Park. 

Bradley, Mrs. W. J., Lawrence. 

Bradley, Mrs. Walter H., Cambridge. 

Bradway, Mrs. E. L., Framingham 
Centre. 

Brady, Mrs. Walter C, East Braintree. 

Braley, Miss Lucy B., Rock. 

Branch, Mr. Lyman T., Stevens Point, 
Wis. 

Branigan, Mrs. Edward B., Groton. 

Bray, Mr. Russell S., Lexington. 

Breed, Mr. Amos Francis, Chestnut Hill. 

*Breene, Mr. Charles E., Rockport. 

Bremner, Mr. Alex N., Orleans. 

Brewer, Mrs. Charles, Weston. 

Brewer, Mr. Howard D., Shrewsbury. 

Brewer, Mrs. Howard D., Shrewsbury. 

Brien, Mrs. James, Needham. 

Brigham, Miss Lucy M., Medford. 

Brigham, Mrs. Robert Otis, Wellesley. 

Bristol, Mrs. Clark D., Newton High- 
lands. 

Bristol, Jr., Mrs. Delos J., Jamaica 
Plain. 

Broadbent, Mrs. George, North Billerica. 

Brooks, Miss Anna G., Westborough. 

Brooks, Mrs. Constance Codman, Brook- 
line. 

Brooks, Mrs. Henry G., Milton. 

Brown, Mrs. Donald C, West Newton. 

Brown, Miss Dorothy W., Wollaston. 

Brown, Mrs. Edward J., Roxbury. 

Brown, Mrs. Edwin P., Swampscott. 

Brown, Mr. Ernest, Jamaica Plain. 

Brown, Dr. Frederick R., Winchester. 

Brown, Miss Hattie M., South Swansea. 

Brown, Mrs. J. Porter, Salem. 

Brown, Jr., Mrs. John, Auburndale. 

Brown, Mr. Ralph L., Portsmouth, N. H. 

Brown, Mrs. Roger S., Salem. 



Brundage, Mr. Percival F., West New- 
ton. 

Bryan, Mr. James Francis, Wellesley 
Hills. 

Bryan, Mrs. James Francis, Wellesley 
Hills. 

Bryant, Mr. Francis 0., Jamaica Plain. 

Buckland, Miss Louise, Wellesley. 

Buckley, Miss Elizabeth K., Lexington. 

Buckley, Mr. John, North Billerica. 

Buckley, Mrs. Thomas G., Hingham. 

Buell, Mrs. Elinor F., Boston. 

Buliung, Miss Helen, Framingham. 

Bullard, Mrs. Ralph E., Wrentham. 

Burdick, Mr. George, Needham. 

Burgess, Mrs. George S., Wellesley Hills. 

Burk, Mr. William P., Lynn. 

Burke, Mrs. B. Milo, Brockton. 

Burr, Mr. Alexander, Kennebunk, Me. 

Burr, Mr. Chester Thayer, Brookline. 

*Burrage, 3rd, Mr. Albert C, Ipswich. 

*Burrage, Jr., Mrs. Albert C, Ipswich. 

*Burrage, Miss Alice H., Boston. 

*Burrage, Miss Annie B., Ipswich. 

Burrage, Mrs. Champlin, Marietta, Ohio. 

Burrage, Jr., Mr. Charles D., Needham. 

*Burrage, Miss Cynthia, Ipswich. 

*Burrage, Miss Katherine L., Boston. 

*Burrage, Jr., Mr. Russel, Boston. 

*Burrage, Jr., Mrs. Russel, Boston. 

Burroughs, Mr. George L., Boston. 

Bush, Miss Margaret S., Boston. 

Bush, Professor Vannevar, Belmont. 

Butler, Mrs. Irene D., West Roxbury. 

Byrne, Mr. Louis A., Dennisport. 

Cady, Mr. Thomas E., Dorchester. 

Cady, Mrs. Thomas E., Dorchester. 

Cahill, Mrs. William, West Somerville. 

Caine, Miss Helen B., Wellesley. 

Caldwell, Mr. Laurence S., Boston. 

Callahan, Mr. John W., Swampscott. 

Campbell, Mrs. Donald R., Needham. 

Campbell, Mrs. E. Scott, Somerville. 

Campbell, Mrs. Louise H., Chestnut Hill. 

Carlson, Miss Lily O., Montello. 

Carmichael, Mr. William, Montreal, P. I. 

Carroll, Mr. John P., Salem. 

Carter, Miss Louise Bartlett, Deerfield. 

Carter, Mrs. Elizabeth, Melrose. 

Carter, Mr. Morris, Boston. 

Carter, Mrs. Morris, Boston. 

Carter, D.M.D., R. B., Pepperell. 

Carter, Mr. R. S., Melrose. 

Carth, Mrs. Jean E., Boston. 

Cartier, Mr. Frank J., Natick. 

Cartwright, Mrs. Ernest N., Dedham. 

Cashman, Mrs. J. Howard, Groton. 

Caspole, Miss Florence E., Everett. 

Cass, Mr. James R., Hyde Park. 

Casson, Rev. Charles C, Canton. 

Casson, Mrs. Robert, Newton Centre. 

Chadwick, Mr. Bernard, Watertown. 

Chadwick, Mr. H. L., Houlton, Me. 



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*Chalifoux, Miss Elizabeth, Boston. 

*Chalifoux, Mr. Francis, Boston. 

*Chalifoux, Mr. Harold L., Boston. 

Chandler, Mr. Albert L., Plymouth. 

Chandler, Mrs. Marguerite H., Newton. 

Chaney, Mrs. Maude G., Brockton. 

Chapin, Mrs. H. A., Somerville. 

Chapin, Mrs. Willard, Camden, Me. 

Chase, Mr. C. Thurston, Great Barring- 
ton. 

Chase, Mrs. Frederic H., Concord. 

Chase, Jr., Mr. Herbert M., Amherst. 

Chase, Mr. John P., Canton. 

Chase, Mrs. Margaret D., East Milton. 

Cheney, Mr. Oliver F., Framingham. 

Childs, Mr. Charles H., Lynn. 

Chouteau, Mrs. Pierre, Cambridge. 

Church, Jr., Mr. Frederic C, Boston. 

Churchill, Mr. Joseph R., Dorchester. 

Churchill, Mrs. William W., Milton. 

Churchwell, Mrs. John H., Jacksonville, 
Fla. 

Clapp, Miss Helen Woodsom, Dedham. 

Clapp, Mrs. Joseph A., Swampscott. 

Clapp, Mrs. P. B., Wollaston. 

Clark, Miss Elinor W., Ayer. 

Clark, Mrs. Frederic S., North Billerica. 

Clark, Mrs. Louis J., Newton Centre. 

Clark, Miss Rosa E., Ayer. 

Clarke, Miss Ella M., Dorchester Centre. 

Clute, Mrs. Josephine H., Chestnut Hill. 

Clymer, Mrs. George, Boston. 

Cobb, Mr. A. H., Braintree. 

Cobb, Miss Edith M., Brookline. 

Coburn, Mrs. Charles F., Wellesley Hills. 

Coe, Mrs. Frank M., Braintree. 

Cole, Mrs. Richard T„ Marblehead. 

Coleman, Mrs. Alfred V., South Wey- 
mouth. 

Collins, Miss Eva C, Boston. 

Collins, Mrs. Joseph H., South Portland, 
Me. 

Colman, Miss Grace G., Dorchester. 

Comer, Mrs. Ernest A., Salem. 

Comstock, Mrs. Alfred T., Lynn. 

Condrey, Mrs. Elmer A., Peabody. 

Coney, Miss Kate E., West Roxbury. 

Connor, Mrs. Arthur J., Exeter, N. H. 

Connors, Mrs. Harriet A., Ashland. 

Contin, Mr. Arthur James. 

Cook, Miss Mary H., Wellesley. 

Coolidge, Jr., Mr. Harold J., Cambridge. 

Coolidge, 2nd, Mr. J. Gardner, Brook- 
line. 

Cooper, Mr. John J. W., South Rehoboth. 

Copeland, Mr. Harold W., Bridgewater. 

Corbett, Miss Eunice, South Weymouth. 

Corey, Mr. Harold F., Arlington. 

Cormerais, Miss Mary E., Dedham. 

Corning, Mrs. Grover F., Swampscott. 

Cornwall, Mr. George E., Wakefield. 

Corwin, Mrs. Harry J., West Medford. 

Cotton, Mrs. W. Dudley, Jamaica Plain. 



Cox, Mrs. Carlonine B., Winchester. 

Crandall, Mrs. Charlotte C, New 
Rochelle, N. Y. 

Crane, Mr. Francis Valentine, Needham. 

Crawford, Miss Louise, Belmont. 

Crocker, Mrs. Helen M., Falmouth. 

*Crocker, Miss Muriel, Boston. 

Cromack, Miss Alice P., New York, N. Y. 

Cronk, Mrs. C. P., Wellesley. 

Crosby, Mrs. Horace B., Portland, Me. 

Cross, Mr. Jerome W., Andover. 

Crowell, Mr. Ivan H., Boston. 

Crowley, Mrs. B. J., Buzzards Bay. 

Cummings, Mrs. Charlotte F., Wollaston. 

Cummings, Miss Harriett Alma, Brook- 
line. 

Cummings, Mr. Joseph F., -Southville. 

Cummings, Miss Mabel H., Brookline. 

Cummings, Miss Rosamond, Wellesley. 

Curran, Miss Margaret, Andover. 

Curtis.'Mrs. G. S., Boston. 

Cushing, Miss Alice A., Cambridge. 

Cushing, Miss Caroline P., Hanover. 

Cushing, Mrs. Oliver, South Hingham. 

Cushman, Mrs. Joseph A., Sharon. 

Cushman, Mr. Leonard, Winthrop. 

Cushman, Mrs. Robert, Boston. 

Cutler, Jr., Mr..Roland R., South Sud- 
bury. 

Cutter, Mrs. Harris M., Plymouth. 

Cutter, Mrs. John P., Dedham. 

Cutter, Miss Mary A., Boston. 

Dabney, Mr. G. B., Medfield. 

Daiker, Mr. Herman, Bridgewater. 

Daiker, Mrs. Herman, Bridgewater. 

Dalton, Mrs. Martin J., Marlborough. 

Damon, Mrs. Bertha Clark, Alton, N. H. 

Damon, Mrs. Fannie B., Winchester. 

Danforth, Miss Marion A., Tyngsboro. 

Daniels, Mrs. Carleton R., Islington. 

Daniels, Miss Ella L., Somerville. 

*Danielson, Mrs. R. E., Groton. 

Darling, Mrs. Evalina B., Waltham. 

Darling, Mr. Mayo A., Waltham. 

Daunoy, Mr. H. L., New Orleans, La. 

Davenport, Miss Harriet E., Noi-wood. 

Davenport, Mr. Russell S., Marlboro. 

Davies, Mr. E. Alfred, Needham. 

Davies, Right Rev. Thomas Frederick, 
Lenox; 

Davis, Mrs. Charles A., North Abington. 

Davis, Mrs. Charles Thornton, Marble- 
head. 

Davis, Mr. Harold I., Pembroke, N. H. 

Davis, Mrs. Wayland C, Worcester. 

Dawes, Miss Aimee B., Boston. 

Dean, Mrs. Lindley I., Pigeon Cove. 

Dearborn, Mr. Charles E., Ashland. 

Decatur, 2nd, Mr. Millard Grey, Maiden. 

DeCormis, Mrs. Redington, Boston. 

deHaas, Mrs. J. Anton, Belmont. 

Deland, Mrs. Frank S., Jamaica Plain. 

Delano, Mrs. Ellis K., Brockton. 



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Dennett, Miss Grace E., Arlington. 

Derby, Jr., Mr. Charles II., Paxton. 

Derry, Mrs. Gardner C», Sharon. 

Desmond, Mrs. Ellen G., Somerville. 

Detlefsen, Mr. George D., Waverly. 

Dewfck, Mrs. Cora A., Dorchester. 

DeWitt, Mrs. W. P., Auburndale. 

Dexter, Mr. Lemuel LeBaron, Matta- 
poisett. 

Diehl, Miss Edith M., Newton. 

Dike, Mr. A. C, Bristol, Vt. 

Dillaway, Miss Clara L., Newton High- 
lands. 

Dillingham, Mrs. Agnes F., Jamaica 
Plain. 

Dodd, Mr. George L., Wrentham. 

Dodd, Mrs. George L., Wrentham. 

Dodge, Mrs. Bertha Sanford, Cambridge. 

Dodge, Mr. Carroll W., Cambridge. 

Dodge, Mrs. R. G., Ipswich. 

Doe, Mrs. Abbie T., Dover, N. H. 

Doherty, Mrs. Matthew H., South Lin- 
coln. 

Dolben, Mr. John A., Winchester. 

Donaldson, Mrs. John F., Falmouth. 

Donaldson, Miss Ruth, Haverhill. 

Donnelly, Mr. Edward B., Waltham. 

Donovan, Mrs. Mary E., Lawrence. 

Dorman, Miss Alice M., West Somerville. 

Dowd, Mr. John F., East Dedham. 

Drew, Miss A. Mabel, Westford. 

Drew, Mrs. Henry J. W., Boston. 

Drinkwater, Mrs. Ada B., Needham. 

Drowne, Mrs. Edwin L., Brighton. 

Duane, Mrs. John J., Quincy Point. 

Dubac, Mrs. Mae R., Roslindale. 

Dumaine, Mrs. F. C, Groton. 

Duncklee, Miss Helen L., Brighton. 

Dunn, Miss Alice, Quincy. 

Dunn, Mrs. George F., Fitchburg. 

Dupee, Mrs. Marjorie S., Waban. 

Durward, Miss Helen, Woburn. 

Dusinberre, Mrs. Henry W., Lexington. 

Dustan, Mr. Ernest B., Belmont. 

Dwelly, Miss May H., Fairhaven. 

Dwyer, Mr. William F., Woburn. 

Dyer, Miss M. Elizabeth, Boston. 

Eames, Miss Ethel, Medford. 

Eastman, Miss H. Marjorie, Wellesley. 

Eaton, Miss Ethel M., Boston. 

Eaton, Mr. W. P., Sheffield. 

Eddy, Mrs. G. F., Milton. 

Edgerly, Miss Martha W., Brookline. 

Edgerton, Mrs. C. F., Concord. 

Edmunds, Mrs. A. Benjamin, Fall River. 

Eisnor, Mrs. T. E., Watertown. 

Ekstrom, Mr. Roland, Durham, N. H. 

Eldredge, Mr. Arthur N., Brockton. 

Eliott, Mr. Raymond, Boston. 

Ellis, Miss Anna, Norwood. 

Ellis, Miss Mildred Story, Essex. 

Elwell, Mrs. Clinton, Auburndale. 

Emerson, Miss Ethel E., Lunenburg. 



Engel, Miss Julie A., Penacook, N. H. 

England, Mrs. Marshall J., Winchester. 

Ennion, Mr. George, North Billerica. 

*Erickson, Mrs. Aroich W., Swamp- 
scott. 

Erskine, Miss Eleanor, Greenwood, Miss. 

Estabrook, Mrs. N. M., Maynard. 

Estes, Mr. Charles W., Wollaston. 

Evans, Mr. E. Emerson, Framingham. 

Everett, Mr. Harold C, Watertown. 

Faber, Mrs. Alexander, Walpole, N. H. 

Fahey, Mrs. John H., Boston. 

Fairchild, Miss Sally, Boston. 

Fairfield, Mrs. Wynn C, Newtonville. 

Fardy, Mr. Richard F., Norwood. 

Farley, Mrs. Mary T., Amherst, N. H. 

Farnham, Mrs. Frank A., Brookline. 

Farnsworth, Mr. Vincent, Winchester. 

Farrington, Mrs. Edward I., Weymouth. 

Faulkner, Mrs. William E., Keene, N. H. 

Faxon, Mrs. Fred S., Pembroke. 

Fay, Mr. James J., Charles River 
Village. 

Ferguson, Mr. Clem H., Lexington. 

Ferguson, Mr. Thomas W., Auburndale. 

Ferguson, Jr., Mr. Thomas W., Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Fernald, Mrs. Gardner G., Wilton, Me. 

Feronetti, Mr. James, East Boxford. 

Field, Mrs. Nellie A., Fitchburg. 

Finlay, Miss Mabel G., Boston. 

Finnegan, Miss Honora, Roslindale. 

Finney, Mrs. Arthur, West Medford. 

Fischer, Mr. W. E., Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 

Fisher, Miss Blanche J., Boston. 

Fisher, Miss Grace P., Vergennes, Va. 

Fisk, Mrs. Everett 0., Brookline. 

Fiske, Mrs. Arthur E., Salem. 

Fiske, Mrs. W. Perry, Sharon. 

Fittz, Mrs. Austin H., Natick. 

FitzGerald, Mrs. Stephen S., Auburn- 
dale. 

Fitzpatrick, Mr. Lester E., Norfolk. 

Fogler, Mr. Ben B., Belmont. 

Fogler, Mrs. Berdena T., Skowhegan, 
Me. 

Foley, Miss Katherine A., Melrose. 

Ford, Mr. Denis J., Mattapan. 

Forster, Miss Margaret, Boston. 

Foster, Miss Charlotte, North Andover. 

Foster, Mr. Frank W., Beverly. 

Fox, Mr. E. P., Woburn. 

Fraim, Mrs. Irving, Waltham. 

Fraser, Mr. William M., Lewiston, Me. 

Frederick, Mrs. Evelyn W., Cohasset. 

Freedman, Miss Queenie L., Swampscott. 

French, Miss Mabel E., West Somerville. 

Frisbee, Mr. Frank W., North Andover. 

*Frost, Mr. Donald McKay, Boston. 

Frost,' Mr. George Dexter, Newton 
Centre. 

Frost, Miss Katharine T., Brookline. 

Frothingham, Mrs. Thomas G., Boston. 



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Fuller, Miss Adah G., Needham. 
Fuller, Mrs. Corodon S., Foxboro. 
Fuller, Mr. Edward M., Providence, R. I. 
Fuller, Miss M. Louise, Maiden. 
Fulton, Mrs. G. II., Maiden. 
Gage, Mrs. Herbert E., Atkinson Depot, 

N. H. 
Gale, Mrs. John E., Newton Centre. 
Gallagher, Mrs. Rollin M., Milton. 
Gallo, Mr. Joseph, Walpole. 
Gammon, Mr. Walter E., Shrewsbury. 
Garcia, Mr. A. H., Walnut Creek, Calif. 
Gardiner, Jr., Mrs. Robert H., Brook- 
line. 
Gassman, Mr. H. M., Birmingham, Ala. 
Gates, Miss Lucile, Maiden. 
Geddes, Mrs. James, Brookline. 
Gerade, Mrs. Alfred A., Melrose. 
Gerald, Mrs. John, Canton. 
Geromanos, Mrs. Alice B., Brookline. 
Gersch, Mr. Herman W., South Swansea. 
Gibbs, Miss Elizabeth, Groton. 
Gibson, Mrs. James R., Melrose. 
Gifford, Rev. A. B., East Saugus. 
Gilbert, Miss Doris, Brookline. 
Gilbert, Mrs. Edna B., Wrentham. 
Gilbert, Mr. Royce W., Brookline. 
Gilbert, Mrs. W. H., Maiden. 
Gilman, Mrs. John R., Maiden. 
Gilmore, Mrs. Frank R., Walpole. 
Gilpatric, Mrs. Wilbur D., Auburndale. 
Gleason, Mrs. Carroll C, Dover. 
Gleavy, Mr. Thomas F., Dorchester. 
Glendenning, Mrs. Amy C, Lawrence. 
Goddard, Mrs. Agnes, Hopkinton. 
Goddard, Mrs. S. J., Framingham. 
Goddard, Mr. William N., Wellesley 

Hills. 
Goldsmith, Mrs. May P., Salem. 
Gomes, Mr. Walter H., Cambridge. 
Goodenough, Mr. Byron M., Brighton. 
Goodhue, Mrs. Albert, Salem. 
Goodhue, Mr. Everett F., Nashua, N. Y. 
Goodrich, Mr. Howard F., Haverhill. 
Goodridge, Mr. Elmer O., Melrose. 
Goodwin, Mrs. Alice M., Newton Centre. 
Gordon, Mr. Herman C, Danvers. 
Gordon, Mrs. Lewis J., Wellesley Hills. 
Gosse, Mr. Atherton 0., Watertown. 
Goward, Mr. J. W., Wollaston. 
Graham, Miss Ida M., North Woburn. 
Graham, Mrs. James Douglass, Brook- 
line. 
Graham, Mrs. Louise H., Jamaica Plain. 
Graves, Miss Louise B., Boston. 
Graves, Mrs. M. G., Greenwood. 
Gray, Miss Hope, Boston. 
Gray, Mr. Irving H., Burlington, Vt. 
Gray, Mr. John, North Carver. 
Gray, Mrs. P. J., Salisbury, Canada. 
*Gray, Mrs. Reginald, Chestnut Hill. 
Greeley, Dr. Angela F., Boston. 
Green, Mrs. Erik H., Providence, R. I. 



Green, Miss Ethel B., Duxbury. 
Green, Mrs. Minnie, Boston. 
Greene, Mrs. Charlotte Nichols, Boston. 
Greene, Miss Rebecca J., West Somer- 

ville. 
Greene, Mrs. Stella M., Maiden. 
Greenleaf , Mrs. Ralph, Foxboro. 
Grey, Mrs. Edna L., Woburn. 
Griffith, Miss Margaret W., Jamaica 

Plain. 
Grossmann, Miss Edith B., Jamaica 

Plain. 
Gunn, Miss Louise K., Cambridge. 
Gunther, Mr. Edmund, North Billerica. 
Gurney, Miss Leila R., Whitman. 
Haartz, Miss Louise D., West Somerville. 
Hadley, Mrs. Roger C, Winchester. 
Haertlein, Mrs. Ethel Eleanor, Cam- 
bridge. 
Haines, Mrs. Johnson A., Hinsdale, 

N. H. 
Haldeman, Miss Anne Bruce, Cambridge. 
Hale, Mrs. Albert, Brookline. 
Haley, Mrs. Daniel E., Chelmsford. 
Haley, Mrs. Frank, Lynn. 
Haley, Mrs. Frank J., East Milton. 
Hall, Mr. Albert W., Leominster. 
Hall, Mrs. Damon E., Belmont. 
Hall, Mrs. H. E., Westmoreland Depot, 

N. H. 
Hall, Jr., Mrs. Henry S., Cambridge. 
Hamann, Mrs. Charles A., Cambridge. 
Hamilton, Ormond, Framingham Centre. 
Hamilton, Mrs. Robert D., Newburyport. 
Hansen, Mr. Peder, Marlboro. 
Hanson, Mr. F. L., Pottersville. 
Harbour, Mr. Forrest F., Mansfield. 
Hardy, Mrs. Frank H., Andover. 
Harrington, Mr. Eugene S., Hingham. 
Harris, Mrs. H. L., Auburndale. 
Hartshorn, Mrs. C. Fred, Walpole. 
Hartshorn, Mr. George Deane, Marble- 
head. 
Hartshorn, Mrs. Richard W., East Ded- 

ham. 
Harvey, Mrs. William D., Waban. 
Harvey, Mrs. Winthrop A., Dover. 
Harwood, Mrs. Charles W., Nahant. 
Hasey, Mrs. Alice T., West Somerville. 
Haskell, Mrs. Susie T., Everett. 
Hastings, Mrs. William A., Wayland. 
Hatch, Miss Ethel A., Cromwell, Conn. 
Hathaway, Mr. Lloyd A., North Abing- 

ton. 
Hatton, Mr. P. R., Boston. 
Haven, Mrs. Francis B., Bedford. 
Haven, Mrs. Margaret C, Bedford. 
Haven, Mrs. Richard W., Bedford. 
Havey, Mr. Edward B., Boston. 
Hawley, Mr. George, Boston. 
Hawley, Mrs. Henry H., Concord. 
Hayes, Mrs. Cecil V., Bridgewater. 
Hayes, Miss Florence E., Cambridge. 



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Haynes, Miss Muriel S., Auburndalo. 
Hayward, Mrs. Edith W., Boston. 
Hayward, Mr. Edward B., South Easton. 
Hayward, Mrs. Howard S., Brookline. 
Hayward, Mrs. Otho A., Quincy. 

Head, Mrs. Mark, Peabody. 

Healey, Mr. Jerome J., South Weymouth. 

Heard, Mrs. Hamilton, Cambridge. 
Hemsley, Miss Fannie C-, Boston. 

Henry, Mr. H. C, Charlotte, Mich. 

Herlihy, Dr. John P., Boston. 
Herman, Mrs. Joseph M., Boston. 
Herrick, Mrs. Carl E., Reading. 

Herrick, Miss Emily, Brookline. 

Herrick, Jr., Mr. Robert F., Beverly 
Farms. 

Herrick, Jr., Mrs. Robert F., Beverly 
Farms. 

Hetherston, Mrs. Cora, Maiden. 

Hibbard, Mrs. Arthur A., Milton. 

Hicks, Mrs. J. Everett, Newtonville. 

Hidden, Mrs. "William T., Fitchburg. 

Higgins, Mrs. Etta I., Waltham. 

Higgins, Mrs. Walter M., Holbrook. 

Hill, Mrs. Ernest J., Stoneham. 

Hitch, Mrs. Mayhew R., New Bedford. 

Hixon, Miss Helen E., Braintree. 

Hockmeyer, Mr. Otto, Lowell. 

Hockmeyer, Mrs. Otto, Lowell. 

Hodgdon, Mr. Philip B., Randolph 
Centre, Vt. 

Hodgkins, Mr. George E., Ipswich. 

Hodgman, Mr. Elliot Tucker, Scituate. 

Hoedtke, Mr. Ernest C, Melrose. 

Hogan, Mrs. Ray W., West Newton. 

Hogg, Mr. John MacGeorge, Greenwood. 

Holbrook, Mrs. Harrison E., Shrews- 
bury. 

Hollister, Mrs. Louise V., Milton. 

Holman, Mr. Dudley M., Quincy. 

Holmes, Mrs. Albert W., New Bedford. 

Holmes, Mrs. Isaac B., Plymouth. 

Hooper, Mrs. William H., East Milton. 

Hopkin, Mr. Warren L., Mansfield. 

Horton, Mr. Paul, Clifton Springs, N. Y. 

Hosmer, Jr., Mrs. Calvin, Sharon. 

Hough, Mrs. Leslie, Woonsocket, R. I. 

Houghton, Mr. Edward R., Milton. 

Houston, Mrs. F. DeHart, Concord. 

Hovey, Mrs. Arthur S., Lynn. 

Howard, Miss Bessie C, Dorchester. 

Howard, Mrs. Effie M., Marlboro. 

Howard, Mrs. Eugene, Arlington. 

Howard, Mrs. Perez B., Newtonville. 

Howland, Mrs. Llewellyn, Brookline. 

Hoxie, Mrs. Charles B., East Milton* 

Hoyt, Mrs. Arthur E-. Newton Centre. 

Hoyt, Mrs. Charles W., Newtonville. 

Hoyt, Mr. Herman F., Newton. 

Huddy, Jr., Mrs. George H., Providence, 
R. I. 

Hughes, Miss Gwendoline, Haverhill. 

Hunt, Miss Mercy M., East Weymouth. 

Hunt, Mr. W. B., South Easton. 



Hurd, Mr. 0. Russell, Milton. 

Hurd, Miss Lily, Concord. 

Hurley, M.D V Mr. Edward D., Boston. 

Hurlin, Mrs. William H., Antrim, N. H. 

Hurst, Mr. George, North Billerica. 

Hutchins, Mrs. Alexander, Belmont. 

Hyde, Mrs. Edith D., Lynnfield Centre. 

Ingalls, Mr. F. D. B., Reading. 

Ingalls, Mrs. Joseph A., Swampscott. 

Ingraham, Mrs. Arthur, Oakland, R. I. 

Ingraham, Jr., Mrs. Arthur, Woon- 
socket, R. I. 

Ireland, Mr. Frank, Rye Beach, N. H. 

Irwin, Mrs. C. H., Arlington Heights. 

Jack, Mr. George M., East Milton. 

Jack, Mr. Thomas R., Beverly Farms. 

Jackson, Mrs. Oscar E., Danvers. 

Jacobs, Mrs. Annie S., Wellesley. 

Jacobs, Mrs. Esther A., Danielson, Conn. 

Jacobus, Miss Mildred, Maiden. 

James, Mr. Herman A., Bellows Falls, 
Vt. 

Jenkins, Mrs. Allen, Shrewsbury. 

Jenney, Mr. Paul G., Brookline. 

Jeppson, Mrs. George N., Worcester. 

Johnson, Mr. Alexander H., Arlington. 

Johnson, Mr. Emil S., Dunstable. 

Johnson, Mr. George Blake, Framing- 
ham Centre. 

Johnson, Mr. Leslie, Kennebunkport, 
Me. 

Johnson, Mr. Marshall L., East Lynn. 

Johnson, Mrs. Minnie T., Winthrop. 

Johnson, Miss Rachel, Belmont. 

Johnson, Mrs. Stafford, Framingham 
Centre. 

Jolly, Miss Roberta M., Boston. 

Jones, Mrs. Charles Lyon, Wellesley 
Hills. 

Jones, Miss Faith F., Boston. 

Jones, Miss Helen L., Boston. 

Jones, Mr. Jesse W., South Braintree. 

Jones, Mr. Ralph E., Salem. 

Jones, Mrs. Robert L., Chelmsford. 

Jordan, Mrs. Allen F., Waban. 

Josselyn, Mr. A. Clarence, Townsend 
Harbor. 

Joy, Miss Minnie B., South Weymouth. 

Karcher, Mrs. E. W., Lynn. 

Karlson, Miss Elsie, Roslindale. 

Keach, Mrs. Ina W., Danielson, Conn. 

Keating, Mrs. Helen E., Waltham. 

Keene, Mrs. H. Nelson, Dedham. 

Keene, Miss Mary S., Brookline. 

Keith, Mr. Arthur M., Campello. 

Keith, Mrs. Mary I., East Bridgewater. 

Keith, Mrs. Roger, Brockton. 

Keirstead, Mrs. S. R., Andover. 

Kelley, Mrs. Herbert W., Winchester. 

Kellogg, Mrs. Louise W., West Hartford, 
Conn. 

Kelsey, Mrs. Harlan P., Salem. 

Kelsey, Jr., Mr. Harlan P., East Box- 
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Kelsey, Jr., Mrs. Harlan P., East Box- 
ford. 

Kelsey, Mrs. Seth L., East Boxford. 

Kennedy, Miss Bertha S., Bridgewater. 

Kennedy, Mrs. Joseph M., Medford. 

Kent, Mrs. Robert W., Newton High- 
lands. 

Kent, Mrs. Willard, Woonsocket, R. I. 

Ker Seymer, Miss Violet, Brookline. 

Kibling, Mr. Joseph H., Fitchburg. 

Kidder, Mrs. Henry P., Concord. 

Kierman, Mr. Prank A., Mattapan. 

Kierman, Mrs. Raymond A., North 
Quincy. 

Kiley, Mr. Daniel U., West Roxbury. 

Kilpatrick, Miss Mary H., Lowell. 

Kimball, Mrs. Albert B., Worcester. 

Kimball, Mrs. Charles H. J., Dedham. 

Kimball, Mrs. Edward L., Brookline. 

Kimball, Mrs. George P., Stoneham. 

Kimball, Mrs. Lura Simmons, Brookline. 

Kimball, Mrs. Margaret C, Arlington. 

Kimball, Esq., Hon. Moody, Newbury- 
port. 

Kimball, Mrs. Robert Gage, Newtonville. 

King, Miss Abbie C, Peabody. 

King, Mr. Charles A., Boston. 

King, Dr. E. D., Boston. 

King, Mrs. Marjorie, Boston. 

Kiniry, Mrs. John B., Dorchester. 

Kinley, Mrs. E. A., Waban. 

Kirby, Miss Grace L., Danvers. 

Kirkpatrick, Mrs. George T., Newton. 

Knights, Mrs. Charles H., Boston. 

Knights, Mr. Homer G., Holliston. 

Kotzen, Mr. Bernard, Chelsea. 

Kraus, Miss Marion L., Wollaston. 

Krieger, Mrs. William L., Wollaston. 

Lacker, Miss Caroline H., Watertowni 

Ladd, Mrs. George W., West Somerville. 

Laf abregne, Mr. J., Bellport, L. I., N. Y. 

Lamper, Mrs. Elmer A., Randolph. 

Landen, Mrs. C. J., Jamaica Plain. 

Landry, Mr. Edwin J., Dedham. 

Lane, Mr. C. Leroy, Haverhill. 

Lane, Miss Edna P., Winthrop. 

Lane, Miss Inez G., Beverly. 

Lang, Mrs. Horace B., Lowell. 

Larrabee, Mrs. J. Lillian, Antrim, N. H. 

Lassman, Mr. Nathan, Haverhill. 

Latham, Mr. Herbert B., Rumford, R. I. 

Latimer, Ph.D., Mr. L. Phelps, Durham, 
N. H. 

Laurie, Mr. John M., Stoughton. 

Laurie, Jr., Mr. Robert, Stoughton. 

Lavallee, Mr. L. Palmer, Worcester. 

Lawrence, Mr. Beardsley, Sharon. 

Lawrence, Mrs. Beardsley. Sharon. 

Lawrence, Mrs. Charles H., Cambridge. 

Lawrence, Miss Mary II., Boston. 
Laws, Mrs. Frank A., Brookline. 
Lawton, Mr. David, Pawtucket, R. I. 
Lawton, Mrs. J. James, Hopedale. 
Lee, Mrs. Francis W., Chestnut Hill. 



Lee, Mr. Guy H., Boston. 

Lee, Mrs. Joseph, Boston. 

Lehan, Mr. James, Stoughton. 

Leland, Jr., Dr. George A., Brookline. 

Leland, Mrs. Herbert M., Brookline. 

Lemieux, Mrs. Dorothy L., Beverly. 

Lennox, Mr. Thomas P., Reading. 

Leonard, Mrs. Ralph D., Melrose. 

Lerned, Mr. Walter H., Belmont. 

Lewis, Miss Arnetta, Boston. 

Lewis, Jr., Mr. George, Sherborn. 

Libbey, Miss Alia A., Newton Centre. 

Libby, Mrs. George R., West Somerville. 

Libby, Mr. Ira F., West Roxbury. 

Libby, Miss Mildred A., West Somerville. 

Lincoln, Mr. Leslie B., Whitinsville. 

Lindberg, Mr. A. F., Beverly. 

Linder, Mrs. David H., Canton. 

Lipp, Mr. Lewis Frederick, Beverly. 

Littell, Miss Lucy, Boston. 

Littlefield, Mrs. Frank D., Milton. 

Locke, Miss Christina B., Dorchester. 

Lockwood, Mr. Newton L., Plainfield, 
Conn. 

Long, Mrs. Arthur, Campello. 

Long, Mrs. Sim Perry, Chattanooga, 
Tenn. 

Long, Mrs. Willis E., Stoughton. 

Lord, Mr. Charles E., Newton. 

Lord, Miss Ethel M., Melrose. 

Lord, Miss Eva Mae, Forge Village. 

Lord, Mr. John C, Belmont. 

Loring, Miss Alice Page, Boston. 

Loring, Mrs. B. T., Watertown. 

Lougee, Mrs. W. W., Maiden. 

Loury, Miss May H., Canton. 

Lovell, Mr. Hollis R., Falmouth. 

Lovell, Mr. John H., Boston. 

Lovett, Miss Eleanor H., Brookline. 

Lowden, Mrs. Selma B., Needham. 

Lowell, Dr. Mary C, Brookline. 

Lund, Mrs. Jennie- N., Maiden. 

Lunden, Mr. Berndt Oskar, Norwood. 

Lunn, Mr. Grant J., Woods Hole. 

Lunt, Mrs. Lawrence K., Concord. 

Lurvey, Miss S. Almira, Brookline. 

Lyman, Miss Caroline, North Woburn. 

Lynch, Mrs. Margaret, Fall River. 

Lynch, Mrs. P. L., Independence, Iowa. 

Lynn, Mrs. Allan H., Campello. 
Lyon, Miss Kate L., Cambridge. 

Macdonald, Mr. Henry A., Sharon. 
Mace, Mrs. Susanna M., Attleboro. 

MacFadden, Miss Priscilla, Boston. 

Mackenzie, Mrs. Andrew, Newton Centre. 
Mackey, Mr. Edward M., Brookline. 
Mackey, Mrs. Edward M., Brookline. 
MacKinnon, Miss Alda, West Somerville. 
Macomber, Mrs. C. Clark, Newton. 
MacRae, Mr. Arthur L., West Medford. 
Macurda, Mr. W. H., Concord, N. H. 
Maddocks, Mr. Albert F., Canton. 
Maden, Mr. William, Hope, R. I. 
Mahady, Mrs. Gertrude L., West Rox- 
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Malley, Mrs. Charles A., Chestnut Hill. 

Mann, Mr. Raymond, Chestnut Hill. 

Manning, Mrs. Ethel Guild, Reading. 

Mansfield, Mrs. Frank W., Canton. 

March, Mrs. Gordon B., Chestnut Hill. 

March, Mrs. Robert I., Greenfield. 

Marcotte, Mr. Lewis A., Oxford, Me. 

Marno, Mrs. John W., Belmont. 

Marshall, Mr. J. Manuel, Gloucester. 

Marshall, Mrs. Mary E., Wollaston. 

Marshall, Mrs. Mary W., Maiden. 

Marshall, Mr. Ralph S., Newtonville. 

Martin, Mrs. Ethel G., West Newton. 

Marvel, Mrs. William W., Fall River. 

Maxim, Mrs. E. L., Middleboro. 

Maynard, Mrs. G. S., Newtonville. 

Mayo, Miss F. Helen, West Roxbury. 

Mayo, Mrs. Ida G., Boston. 

McAuliffe, Mrs. F. J., Swampscott. 

McAvoy, Miss Nellie L., Boston. 

McCabe, Mr. Bernard, North Billerica. 

McCain, Mrs. William, Greenwood, Miss. 

McCaughey, Mr. W. J., Warren, R. I. 

McDaniel, Miss Nettie, Beverly. 

McDonough, Miss M. A., Dorchester. 

McElroy, Miss Ella, Hopkinton. 

*McGinley, Mrs. John R., Manchester. 

McGlone, Mrs. Mary E., Melrose. 

McGrath, Miss Katherine A., Fitchburg. 

McGray, Mrs. E. V., Medford. 

McKay, Mrs. Donald D., Newton High- 
lands. 

McKay, Miss Marjorie, Cambridge. 

McKee, Mrs. Gordon, Wellesley Hills. 

McKelvey, Mrs. Jennie, Battle Creek, 

Mich. 
McKemma, Mr. Harold A., Newton 

Centre. 
McKenzie, Mr. Edward, West Quincy. 
McNeilly, Mrs. Robert A., Brockton. 
McPhail, Mrs. Raymond L., Brighton. 
McRae, Mrs. Thomas L., Brighton. 
McSweeney, Mrs. Margaret E., Framing- 
ham. 
McTavish, Mrs. Gordon, Groton. 
Meadows, Miss Sylvia F., Waban. 
Meany, Mr. John B., Arlington. 
Melcher, Mrs. George, Boston. 
Merrick, Mrs. Herbert B., Andover. 
Metcalf, Miss Elsie, Franklin. 
Metcalf, Mrs. George Putnam, Concord. 
Miles, Miss Alice W., Worcester. 
Miller, Mrs. Edward E., Roslindale. 
Miller, Mr. William, Bar Harbor, Me. 
Miller, Mrs. William Davis, Providence, 

R.I. 
Millholland, Miss C. B., Cambridge. 
Mills, Mrs. E. G., Newton. 
Milne, Mr. Thomas, Osterville. 
Mitchell, Mrs. George, Groveland. 
Mitchell, Mr. James E., Barre, Vt. 
Mixer, Mrs. Florence S., Watertown. 
Mixter, Mrs. Samuel, Brookline. 
Monahan, Mrs. Justine H., Dedham. 



Monk, Mrs. Anna C, Stoughton. 

Moody, Miss Alice M., Boston. 

Moore, Mrs. Eva E., Brockton. 

Moore, Mrs. George A., Brockton. 

Moore, Mr. Richard T., Roslindale. 

Morey, Mrs. George P., Lexington. 

Morgan, Mrs. Eva C, Melrose. 

Morgan, Mrs. Ralph L., Worcester. 

Morin, Mr. George A., Boston. 

Morison, Mr. Horace, Boston. 

Morse, Miss Sarah E., Medway. 

Mortimer, Miss Emma A., Haverhill. 

Moss, Jr., Mr. Fred L., Canton. 

Mossman, Miss Mary, Milton. 

Mumford, Mrs. E. H., Concord. 

Munson, Mr. Robert L., Melrose. 

Murphy, Mrs. B. Stewart, Concord. 

Murphy, Miss Eleanor, Milton. 

Murphy, Miss Ellen M., Lawrence. 

Murphy, Miss Rose, Newtonville. 

Murphy, Mrs. W. Lawrence, Milton. 

Murray, Mrs. A. N., Melrose. 

Nash, Mrs. Alfred H., Abington. 

Nash, Mrs. John, Norwich, N. Y. 

Nash, Mrs. Otis C, Dedham. 

Nason, Miss Anna L., West Roxbury. 

Nay, Mrs. Frank N., Brookline. 

Nealy, Mrs. Walter A., South Hanson. 

Nedlick, Mr. Charles V., Redondo Beach, 
Calif. 

Needham, Mr. Frank, Cambridge. 

Neff, Mrs. Annie Page, Boston. 

Nelson, Mrs. Anna L. D., Brookline. 

Nelson, Mrs. C. O., Stoughton. 

Nelson, Miss Ruth J., New Bedford. 

Newhall, Mrs. Harry K., Brighton. 

Newhall, Dr. Herbert W., Lynn. 

Newhall, Mrs. John B., Lynn. 

Newton, Miss Brenda E., Melrose. 

Newton, Mrs. J. W., Newton Centre. 

Newton, Miss Olive E., Melrose. 

Nicol, Mr. James, Falmouth. 

Norris, Mrs. John L., Lexington. 

Norton, Miss Helen Frances, North 
Chatham. 

Norton, Mr. William K., West Roxbury. 

Nowack, Miss Evelyn, Groton. 

Noyes, Mrs. Leonard H., Haverhill. 

Oakes, Miss Alice M., Beverly. 

O'Brien, Mrs. John, Framingham 
Centre. 

O'Callaghan, Mrs. Macie E., Arlington 
Heights. 

O'Connor, Miss Elizabeth W., Dor- 
chester. 

Odiorne, Mrs. John A., Wellesley Hills. 

O'Donnell, Mrs. Eugene E., Boston. 
Ojala, Mr. George, East Jaffrey, N. H. 

Olin, Mr. Edwin Read, Braintree. 
O'Meara, Miss Mary T., West Medford. 
O'Neil, Mrs. Eugene, Rockland, Me. 

Ormsby, Mrs. Harold C, Wakefield. 
Orswell, Miss Lois, Narragansett, R. I. 



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Osborn, Mrs. George L., Watertown. 
O'Shea, Mrs. Mabel P., Lynn. 
Packard, Mrs. Donald K., Chestnut 

Hill. 
Packard, Mrs. Lester E., Brockton. 

Packard, Miss Mary K., Roslindale. 

Packard, Mr. Winthrop, Canton. 

Paddock, Mrs. Arthur K., Hingham. 

Page, Mrs. J. Harvey, Cambridge. 

Page, Mrs. Minnie S., Boston. 
*Paine, Mr. Richard C, Brookline. 

*Paine, Mrs. Richard C, Brookline. 

Paiva, Mr. Gabriel Dias, Cambridge. 

Palmer, Mr. Allison W., Braintree. 

Palmer, Mrs. William H., Cascade, 
N. H. 

Pappas, Mr. Herbert D., Claremont, 
N. H. 

Paradis, Miss Marie E., Boston. 

Parker, Mrs. Grace L., East Bridge- 
water. 

Parker, Mr. W. L., Islington. 

Parker, Mrs. William C, Woburn. 

Parkhurst, Mrs. Hazel M., Hollis, N. H. 

Parkhurst, Mrs. LeRoy, Chelmsford. 

Partelow, Miss Helen, Reading. 

Pascall, Mrs. Harry, Chelmsford 
Centre. 

Pasell, Mrs. G. W., New Bedford. 

Patch, Mrs. Caroline M., Stoneham. 

Patrick, Mr. M. F., Provincetown. 

Patten, Miss Laura P., West Medford. 

Pauls, Mr. Paul J., Plainfield, N. J. 

Payne, Miss Edith E., Portsmouth, 
N. H. 

Payson, Mrs. C. Clifford, Brookline. 

Pearce, Mrs. Arthur P., Newton Centre. 

Peat, Mrs. John, Devon, England. 

Peirce, Mrs. Estelle C, North Dart- 
mouth. 

Peirce, Miss Ethel M., Needham. 

Peirce, Mrs. Herbert W., Waltham. 

Peirce, Miss Isabelle I., Lincoln. 

Pelham, Mr. F. E., Brookline. 

Pelham, Mrs. Fred E., Brookline. 

Penney, Mr. Walter H., Cliftondale. 

Perham, Miss Maude H., Chelmsford. 

Perkins, Miss Caroline B., Newton. 

Perkins, Mr. Fred, Warren. 

Perkins, Mrs. Mattie C. B., Dover, 
N. H. 

Perry, Miss Ada M., South Weymouth. 

Perry, Miss Annie M., Shrewsbury. 

Perry, Jr., Mrs. Arthur, Dover. 

Perry, Mr. August, North Plymouth. 

Perry, Mr. C. C, West Newton. 

Perry, Dr. Lillian G., Hingham. 

Persons, Mr. Ernest G., Hudson. 

Pettey, Mr. D. Earl, Greensboro, N. C. 

Pettingill, Mrs. Rodney G., Dedham. 

Phelps, Miss Mabel O., Cambridge. 

Phinney, Mrs. Katherine H., West 
Roxbury. 



Phippen, Mrs. George S., Brookline. 

Phippen, Mrs. Walter G., Salem. 

Pickering, Mrs. John, Salem. 

Pierce, Mrs. Florence H., Cambridge. 

Pierce, Miss Harriet B., Quincy. 

Pike, Miss Edith Wingate, Newton. 

Pike, Mr. George H., Maiden. 

Pilling, Mr. Earl W., Dedham. 

Pillsbury, Miss Ruth, Lynnfield. 

Piper, Mrs. Harry L., North 
Wilbraham. 

Pitman, Miss Marion E., Canton. 

Plummer, Mrs. William E., Swamp- 
scott. 

Pommer, Miss Gertrude A., Roslindale. 

Porter, Mrs. Charles Allen,, Boston. 

Porter, Mr. Fred H., Beverly. 

Porter, Mrs. R. W., Wellesley Hills. 

Porter, Mrs. Ursula F., Beverly. 

Poulton, Mr. Albert H., Attleboro. 

Powell, Mrs. Charles A., Brighton. 

Power, Mr. Martin, Millis. 

Pratt, Miss Amy L., South Glaston- 
bury, Conn. 

Pratt, Mrs. Chester M., Dedham. 

Precious, Mrs. William C, Forge 
Village. 

Preston, Mrs. Burton, Portland, Me. 

Previte, Mr. Albert S., Lawrence. 

Price, Mr. Charles P., North Natick. 

Price, Mr. George Whitfield, Peabody. 

Price, Miss Margaret. New Bedford. 

Pridham, Mr. Alfred M. S., Ithaca, 
N. Y. 

Priest, Mr. George H., Brockton. 

Priest, Mrs. George H., Brockton. 

Prince, Mrs. Fred A., Hingham. 

Pringle, Mr. Ernest, West Concord. 

Proctor, Miss Barbara, Pottersville. 

Pulsford, Mr. Arthur Hill, Arlington 
Heights. 

Purdy, Mr. Harris H., Cambridge. 

Purington, Mrs. Mary R., Marblehead. 

Purmort, Miss Hazel M., Boston. 

Purney, Mrs. J. A., West Newton. 

Putnam, Mrs. F. Delano, Boston. 

Queen, Mrs. Chester H., Tyngsboro. 

Quimby, Mr. George F., Wellesley. 

Randall, Mrs. Charles E., Wakefield. 

Randall, Mrs. Walter B., Braintree. 

Rathbun, Mrs. Edward Harris, Woon- 
socket, R. I. 

Raymond, Mrs. Fairfield E., Cambridge. 

Rayner, Mr. James E., Newton High- 
lands. 

Rea, Mr. Eben E., Wakefield. 

Rea, Miss Mary W., Maiden. 

Read, Miss Ethel A., Newton Centre. 

Read, Mrs. Wilder C, Chelmsford. 

Redding, Mrs. John C, Wollaston. 

Reed, Miss Elsie 0., New Bedford. 

Reed, Miss Martha, Groton. 

Reynolds, Mr. Frank, Peabody. 



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Reynolds, Mrs. Harry S., Haverhill. 

Rhoades, Mrs. Albert L., Watertown. 

Rice, Mrs. Horace J., Wilbraham. 

Rice, Mrs. James N., Quincy. 

Rice, Mr. Neil, South Hamilton. 

Rice, Mrs. Neil, South Hamilton. 

Rich, Mrs. W. S., Maiden. 

Richardson, Mrs. Benjamin Parker, 
Brookline. 

Richardson, Miss Harriet C, Win- 
chester. 

Richmond, Mrs. Henry P., Chestnut 
Hill. 

Ridgeway, Mr. Joseph T., Newton 
Centre. 

Riggs, Mrs. Freda E., Reading. 

Ritchie, Mrs. Andrew Elliot, Chestnut 
Hill. 

Robbins, Mr. Charles E.. Wakefield. 

Roberts, Mrs. George E., Arlington. 

Roberts, Mrs. Mabel M., Dorchester. 

Robinson, Mr. H. J., Needham. 

Robinson, Mr. John T., Hyde Park. 

Rockwell, Mrs. C. P., Auburndale. 

Rodman, Miss Elizabeth, Wickford, 
R. I. 

Rodman, Mr. Walter, Wickford, R. I. 

Rogers, Miss Anna K., Boston. 

Rogers, Mrs. Robert K., Dover. 

Rollins, Miss Virginia, Jamaica Plain. 

Roome, Mr. J. Frank, North Billerica. 

Rose, Mrs. Pearl G-. L., Framingham. 

Roulston, Miss Ethel D., Dorchester 
Centre. 

Roundy, Mrs. Leon, North Billerica. 

Rouse, Mr. Stanley Welch, New 
Bedford. 

Rudkin, Miss Marion, Dorchester. 

Rule, Mr. James H., North Billerica. 

Rumrill, Mr. William S., Milton. 

Russell, Mrs. E. S., Belmont. 

Russell, Mrs. George C, Jamaica Plain. 

Russell, Mr. Newton H., South Hadley 
Centre. 

Rust, Miss Mabel 0., Gloucester. 

Ryan, Mr. Harold, Roslindale. 

Sabine, Mr. Charles W., Chestnut Hill. 

Safford, Mr. A. L., Reading. 

Sage, Mrs. Nathaniel, South Dart- 
mouth, i 

St. George, Mrs. Charles, Quechee, Vt. 

Sampson, Mr. Earle A., Medford. 

Samuelson, Miss Hildur, Everett. 

Sanborn, Miss Hattie L., Wollaston. 

Sanders, Miss Miriam D., Derry 
Village, N. H. 

Sanderson, Mrs. Elizabeth R., Newton 
Highlands. 

Saunier, Miss Rylla E., Ipswich. 

Sawada, Mr. K., Crichton, Ala. 

Sawyer, Miss Anna Weld, Worcester. 

*Sawyer, Mr. Frank S., Boston. 

Schoen, Miss Jean, Watertown. 



Schroeder, Mrs. William C, Water- 
town. 

Schwabauer, Mr. William, Maiden. 

Scoboria, Mrs. Arthur G., Chelmsford. 

Scott, Mrs. R. G., Dedham. 

Seale, Mr. W. Arnold, Wellesley Hills. 

Searles, Mrs. Harry W., South Wey- 
mouth. 

Searles, Mr. Howard H., Marlboro. 

Seaver, Miss Martha, Waban. 

Seavey, Mrs. Charles L., Wollaston. 

Segelman, Mr. Max, Revere. 

Seiler, Mrs. Charlotte J., Newton. 

Semple, Miss Agnes S., Watertown. 

Semple, Mrs. Margaret R., Petersburg, 
Va. 

Sewall, Mrs. J. B., Brookline. 

Sewall, Mrs. R. L., Boston. 

Sharp, Dr. Merton R., Uxbridge. 

*Shattuck, Mr. George C, Brookline. 

Shaw, Mrs. Fred E., Medford. 

Shaw, Mrs. Harry L., Falmouth. 

Shaw, Mr. Stephen E., North Dart- 
mouth. 

Shaw, Mrs. Walter J., Ipswich. 

Shaw, Mr. Walter K., Concord. 

Sheafe, Mrs. William, Boston. 

Shedd, Mr. Walter H., Newton High- 
lands. 

Shedd, Mrs. Walter H., Newton High- 
lands. 

Sheehan, Miss Isabelle Marie, Rock- 
port. 

Sheehan, Mrs. Robert F., Lawrence. 

Sheldon, Mrs. Edward P., Reading. 

Shepard, Mrs. O. Atherton, Brookline. 

Sherburne, Mrs. Warren, Lexington. 

Sherman, Mrs. Helen S., Brookline. 

Sherman, Mrs. Nathaniel A., Plympton. 

Shibles, Mr. Clinton, Rockport, Me. 

Ships, Miss Lillian, Cambridge. 

Shore, Mr. Jack, Chelsea. 

Shore, Miss Rose, Boston. 

Shreve, Mrs. Benjamin D., Salem. 

Shumway, Miss Estelle W., Dedham. 

Shurtleff, Mrs. Josiah B., Revere. 

Sibley, Miss Emma M., Newtonville. 

Sibley, Miss Lillian W., Salem. 

Sibley, Miss Winonah E., Lexington. 

Simmerer, Mrs. A. J., Atlantic. 

Simmons, Mrs. Emeline H., Lynn. 

Simmonds, Mrs. Henry G., Brookline. 

Simpson, Mrs. T. I., Chelmsford. 

Simpson, Mr. William Charles, Arling- 
ton. 

Sjulin, Mrs. Leslie R., Hamburg, Iowa. 

Sloan, Mrs. David, Swampscott. 

Smiley, Mr. Geo. E., Indian Orchard. 

Smith, Captain A. W., Lincoln. 

Smith, Mrs. Allison C, Maiden. 

Smith, Miss Barbara H., Gardner. 

Smith, Mrs. Clifford P., Waban. 

Smith, Mrs. Edith M., Bradford. 



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Smith, Mr, Elbert C, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Smith, Mrs. Fred A., Hudson. 

Smith, Mr. George F., Roslindale. 

Smith, Mrs. George S., East Hebron, 
N. H. 

Smith, Mr. Giles M., Belmont. 

Smith, Miss Helen B., Lynn. 

Smith, Mr. Henry Monmouth, Brook- 
line. 

Smith, Mrs. Henry P., Brockton. 

Smith, Mrs. J. E. M., East Milton. 

Smith, Miss J. S., Groton. 

Smith, Mrs. James Stuart, Lexington. 

Smith, Mr. John P., Fall River. 

Smith, Mrs. John P., Fall River. 

Smith, Miss Josephine T., Groton. 

Smith, Mrs. Norman B., Brookline. 

Smith, Mrs. S. Abbot, Cambridge. 

Smith, Mrs. Thomas D., Wayland. 

Snow, Mr. F. R., Plymouth. 

Snow, Mrs. Grace I., Plymouth. 

Snow, Mr. Samuel P., West Roxbury. 

Snow, Jr., Mrs. William B., Brookline. 

Solomon, Mr. Arthur W., Savannah, 
Ga. 

Southgate, Mrs. Alice D., Auburndale. 

Southgate, Mrs. Richard, Washington, 
D. C. 

Spencer, Mrs. George H., Cambridge. 

Spicer, Mrs. Hattie, Bridgewater. 

Spurr, Mr. Charles, Stoughton. 

Stafford, Miss Maud E., Fairhaven. 

Stanley, Miss Abbie M., Beverly. 

Steacie, Mr. Clifford, Newtonville. 

Steinhoff, Mrs. Frances C, Toronto, 
Ont. 

Stevens, Mrs. Grace R., Wellesley. 

Stevens, Miss Kate PL, North Andover. 

Stevens, Mrs. S. Dale, North Andover. 

Stevenson, Mrs. W. B., Waban. 

Stewart, Miss Lydia M., Hyde Park. 

Stinson, Mrs. Frederic J., Dedhain. 

Stocking, Mr. Walter H., Coraopolis, 
Pa. 

Stockman, Mrs. Frederick W., Boston. 

Stone, Mr. Orra, Clinton. 

Strong, Miss Agnes W., Auburndale. 

Stratton, Mrs. Charles E., Belmont. 

Sulloway, Mrs. Richard W., Franklin, 
N. H. 

Sunderland, Mr. Cyril W., East Green- 
wich, R. I. 

Swan, Mrs. D. O., Lowell. 

Sweeney, Miss Aila E., North Cohasset. 

Sweet, Mrs. Fred W., Melrose. 

Sweetland, Mrs. August, West Newton. 

Sweetser, Mrs. Erwin W., Chelmsford. 

Swift, Mrs. Howard, Falmouth. 

Swift, Mrs. Leslie W., Whately. 

Swift, Mrs. Robert W., Readville. 

Swinson, Mr. Frank Oscar, Gloucester. 

Symmes, Mrs. C. H., Winchester. 

Taft, Mrs. Edmund M., Whitinsville. 

Talbot, Miss Alice M., Grove Hall. 



Tallman, Miss Elizabeth D., Boston. 

Tarr, Mrs. Orren S., Everett. 

Taylor, Mr. Eugene A., Sharon. 

Taylor, Mrs. Frederick B., Hingham. 

Taylor, Mrs. Thomas Irving, Waban. 

Taylor, Mrs. N. H., South Weymouth. 

Terry, Mrs. Florence L., Cambridge. 

Tewksbury, Mrs. Willis H., Andover. 

Thackara, Miss Elizabeth, Boston. 

Thompson, Miss Agnes, Norfolk. 

Thompson, Mrs. George R., Wollaston. 

Thomson, Mr. Theodor C, Belmont. 

Thorndike, Mrs. A. L., Boston. 

Thorndike, Mrs. Richard K., Millis. 

Thorne, Mrs. E. M., Somerville. 

Thurlow, Rev. Edward K., Sheffield. 

Tibbitts, Miss Blanche A.', Hyde Park. 

Tibbitts, Miss Mary Kingsley, Hyde 
Park. 

Tiffany, Miss Elizabeth, Lowell. 

Tileston, Mrs. John, Hyde Park. 

Timberlake, Mrs. L. F., Portland, Me. 

Tobey, Mr. George B., Framingham. 

Torrey, Mr. John, Cambridge. 

Torrey, Miss Madeleine R., Beverly. 

Towle, Mrs. Alan S., Wakefield. 

Towne, Miss Addie E., Franklin, N. H. 

Townes, Mr. Hall, Augusta, Ga. 

Toye, Miss Doris, Jamaica Plain. 

Trask, Mrs. Warren D., Melrose High- 
lands. 

Trombla, Mr. J. Edward, Melrose. 

Trow, Mr. James H., Salem. 

Truesdell, Mrs. David E., Melrose. 

Trueworthy, Miss Ethel, West Lynn. 

Tryon, Mrs. James L., Medford. 

Tucker, Mr. Thomas F., Newtonville. 

Tuthill, Mrs. Beulah L., Lakeside, 
Mich. 

Tyler, Miss Mildred A., South Lincoln. 

Udell, Mrs. Conant W., Dracut Center. 

Ulmer, Miss Caroline, Newton Centre. 

Upton, Mrs. George, Cambridge. 

Valentine, Mrs. Henry C, Lexington. 

Van De Bogert, Mrs. H. P., West 
Medford. 

Vanderbilt, Mr. William H., Newport, 
R. I. 

Vanderbilt, Mrs. William H., Newport, 
R. I. 

Vaughan, Mrs. Percy C, Fitchburg. 

Vidler, Mrs. Donald M., Melrose, High- 
lands. 

Vinal, Mrs. Herbert C, Waltham. 

Vinton, Miss Mary I., Melrose. 

Vogt, Mrs. L. E., West Roxbury. 

Vuilleumier, Miss Antoinette, Newton- 
ville. 

Wagner, Miss Helen, Norwell. 

Walker, Miss Esther M., Newtonville. 

Walker, Mrs. Frank P., Wrentham. 

Walker, Mrs. Joseph T., Boston. 

Wallace, Jr., Mrs. George R., Fitch- 
burg. 



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Walsh, Mrs. Francis P., Lowell. 

Walter, Mrs. Richard O., Auburndale. 

Walters, Miss Fanny, West Roxbury. 

Ward, Dr. Hugh K., Lexington. 

Ward, Miss M. Gertrude, Fitchburg. 

Ward, Mr. Ralph S., Beverly. 

Warren, Mr. Manfred L., Lexington. 

Warren, Mrs. Samuel D., Boston. 

Waterman, Mrs. H. O., Falmouth 
Heights. 

Watters, Mr. Harold E., Melrose. 

Way, Mrs. Anna F., Melrose. 

Weatherby, Mrs. F. S., Brookline. 

Webb, Mrs. Josie K., Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

Webster, Miss Ellen A., Cambridge. 

Webster, Mrs. Hollis, Lexington. 

Weeks, Mrs. Sinclair, West Newton. 

Weinstein, Mr. Hyman, Salem. 

Weinz, D.M.D., Willis H., Boston. 

Welch, Miss Caroline B., Falmouth. 

Welch, Mrs. Edward J., Lowell. 

Wells, Jr., Mr. Charles M., Brookline. 

Wells, Mrs. Lincoln B., Deerfield. 

Welsh, Mrs. James P., Framingham. 

Werntz, Mrs. Theodore A., Wallingford, 
Conn. 

West, Miss Elsie M., New Bedford. 

West, Mrs. Henry, Jamaica Plain. 

Westwood, Mr. T. H., West Roxbury. 

Wezel, Mr. Adrian P., Northampton. 

Wheeler, Mr. Charles H., Marblehead. 

Wheeler, Miss Eva O., Wollaston. 

Wheeler, Miss Sarah M., Cambridge. 

Wheelwright, Mrs. Charles, Boston. 

Wheelwright, Mrs. E. Marsh, Medfield. 

Whipple, Mrs. Frederick A., Attleboro. 

Whipple, Mrs. Paul, Lexington. 

Whitaker, Miss Sarah B., Northampton. 

White, Mrs. E. C, Cambridge. 

White, Mr. Kenneth B., Cambridge. 

White, Mrs. Wilfrid O., Waban. 

Whitehurst, Mr. James T., Troy, N. Y. 

Whiting, Mr. William C, North Han- 
over. 

Whitney, Mrs. C. Hayden, Concord. 

Whitney, Miss Celestia, Boston. 

Whitney, Mrs. F. P., Pittsfield. 

Whittier, Mrs. Charles W., Milton. 

Whittier, Mrs. John K., Dunstable. 

Wiesmann, Mr. William, Norwood. 

Wight, Mr. Jesse E., Natick. 

Wilcox, Mrs. Wallace L., Providence, 
R. I. 



Wilder, Mr. Edwin M., Melrose. 

Wilder, Miss Geraldine, Melrose. 

Wilkins, Miss Estelle, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Wilkes, Mrs. F. Howard, Dedham. 

Williams, Miss Hilda W., Brookline. 

Williston, Mrs. Arthur L., Dedham. 

Willson, Mr. W. H., Reading. 

Wilson, Mr. Bradford R., Southbridge. 

Wilson, Mrs. Charles O., Lowell. 

Wilson, Mrs. Frank A., Lowell. 

Wilson, Mrs. George H., Oak Lawn, R. I. 

Wilson, Mrs. Kate De Normandie, 
Kingston. 

Wilson, Mrs. Martha S. C, Concord. 

Wing, Mrs. William E., Portland, Me. 

Wise, Miss Rita A., Dorchester. 

Wiswall, Mrs. Edward Hastings, Welles- 
ley. 

Woelfel, Mr. Ernest A., Peabody. 

Wonson, Miss Martha T., Boston. 

Wood, Mr. C. W., Copemish, Mich. 

Wood, Mrs. Clifford, Swampscott. 

Wood, Mrs. Colburn C, Plymouth. 

Wood, Mrs. Howard O., Billerica. 

Wood, Miss Joanna M., Medford. 

Wood, Mr. Lewis F., Swampscott. 

Woodbury, Miss Alice Choate, Salem. 

Woodman, Mrs. Edwin F., Salem. 

Woodside, Mrs. A. F., Winchester. 

Woodsom, Mrs. Annie, Amesbury. 

Woodward, Mrs. Edward 0., Newton- 
ville. 

Woodward, Mr. Joshua Loring, Dover. 

Wray, Mrs. Jean, Winchester. 

Wren, Mrs. Frank G., Tufts College. 

Wright, Mr. Alfred, Wellesley. 

Wright, Miss Anna, Beverly. 

Wright, Miss Caroline, Chelmsford. 

Wright, Mrs. Edmund, Abington. 

Wright, Mrs. Marian, West Roxbury. 

Wrightington, Mrs. Sydney R., Lexing- 
ton. 

Wronski, Mr. Joseph, North Billerica. 

Wyman, Mrs. Walter S., Augusta, Me. 

Yerrington, Miss Ellen M., Cambridge. 

Young, Mrs. Charles E., Winchester. 

Young, Mr. David G., Dover. 

Young, Dr. Evangeline W., Framing- 
ham. 

Young, Miss Mazie, Groton. 

Youngken, Dr. Heber W., Boston. 

Zappey, Mrs. Nellie K., Reading. 

Zwicker, Mrs. W. S., Marblehead.